Quantitative zooarchaeology: topics in the analysis of archaeological faunas

  title={Quantitative zooarchaeology: topics in the analysis of archaeological faunas},
  author={Donald K. Grayson},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  • D. Grayson
  • Published 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • American Antiquity
Discusses the problems involved in the quantification of bones and teeth from archaeological and paleontological sites. The text deals with the units that are routinely used to measure the abundances of the animals that contributed their remains to produce a given faunal assemblage. The ways in which faunal analysis can detect, and perhaps avoid, the aberrations that characterize those measurements are examined. -- AATA 

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  • S. James
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1990
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