Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology: Progress and Prospects

  title={Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology: Progress and Prospects},
  author={David B. Landon},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  • D. Landon
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
This review assesses the development and current status of zooarchaeological research in historical archaeology. Analytical issues in recovery, identification, quantification and interpretation are discussed with particular reference to assemblages from historical sites. The results section summarizes the substantive contributions zooarchaeological studies of historical assemblages have made to our understanding of past diet, food production systems, social and cultural variation, and… Expand
The Zooarchaeology of Islands: Towards Synergy and Synthesis
ABSTRACT In recent years much ink has been spilled debating the role, nature, and legitimacy of island archaeology as a subdiscipline within archaeology. No matter how islands and their archaeologyExpand
Some Comments on the Archaeology of Slave Diets and the Importance of Taphonomy to Historical Faunal Analyses
Abstract The archaeology of enslaved peoples carries great value as the material culture often represents the only documentation of their lives. Slave diet has been a major focus within theExpand
Zooarqueología histórica: la necesidad de un enfoque tafonómico integral en Argentina
Animal bones remains are usual parts of the archaeological records of any chronology and its study is important to all investigation. It’s well known that there are different processes that canExpand
Toward an Integrated Isotope Zooarchaeology
The recent explosion of stable isotope analyses of ancient faunal remains is opening new vistas into understanding the complex subsistence, social, and political facets of the human–animalExpand
Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study
ABSTRACT ZOOARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF HISTORIC SHASTA COUNTY HOSPITAL 1855-1900: A CASE STUDY by © Rhea Maricar Sanchez 2009 Master of Arts in Anthropology California StateExpand
Zooarchaeology in Complex Societies: Political Economy, Status, and Ideology
The zooarchaeology of complex societies provides insights into the interrelated social and economic relationships that people and animals created. I present a synthesis of zooarchaeological researchExpand
Environmental and historical archaeology of the Galápagos islands: archaeobotany of Hacienda El Progreso, 1870–1920
  • F. Astudillo
  • Geography
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
  • 2018
The initial relationships between the first human colonizers and the native vegetation of Isla San Cristóbal, Galápagos, were studied by the analyses of wood charcoal, plant macro-remains, phytolithsExpand
Zooarchaeology for the City: An Urban Case, La Boca, Buenos Aires City, circa 1860
Zooarchaeological works in the city lack of a specific theoretical and methodological framework to understand its faunal assemblages. The different analyses were done in most cases followingExpand
Foodways Archaeology: A Decade of Research from the Southeastern United States
Interest in the study of foodways through an archaeological lens, particularly in the American Southeast, is evident in the abundance of literature on this topic over the past decade. Foodways as aExpand
Commercial zooarchaeology of the ‘modern' era: a survey of attitudes and practices
ABSTRACT The study of animal bones dating to the ‘modern' period (AD 1750–1950) has been perceived as neglected and undervalued by some zooarchaeologists working in Britain and Ireland, while NorthExpand


People with history: An update on historical archaeology in the United States
Historical archaeology has expanded greatly in the past decade. This essay discusses some of the trends and themes that have become important in historical archaeology in the United States sinceExpand
Fossils in the Making: Vertebrate Taphonomy and Paleoecology
One of the first interdisciplinary discussions of taphonomy (the study of how fossil assemblages are formed) and paleoecology (the reconstruction of ancient ecosystems), this volume helped establishExpand
Faunal remains and social status in 19th century Sacramento
The usefulness of faunal remains as evidence of socioeconomic differences in historic Euroamerican sites is examined using 19th century cattle bones from Sacramento, California. Historical evidenceExpand
Images of the Recent Past: Readings in Historical Archaeology
Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles thatExpand
Interpretations of Archaeological Bird Remains: a Taphonomic Approach
A study of 33 archaeozoological samples shows that limb bones are highly over-represented in human food debris, which raises the possibility that a large proportion of these birds are unconnected with human economy, or at least cooking. Expand
Archaeofaunas and Subsistence Studies
The chapter outlined what seem to be reasonable steps toward dealing with the taphonomic history of the fossil record, while concurrently describing in some detail the importance of the formation of the Fossil Record for subsistence questions. Expand
A critical overview of archaeological animal bone studies.
The integration of animal bone studies with the rest of archaeology is discussed, with particular reference to the linking of research questions with particular interpretative models. Expand
5 – Archaeofaunas and Butchery Studies: A Taphonomic Perspective
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the two major goals of butchery analysis within an historic context of several decades ago. It focuses on analytic techniques that have been and are being usedExpand
A good man in Israel: Zooarchaeology and assimilation in Antebellum Washington, Washington, Arkansas
Recovery of faunal remains in a rich deposit of household trash in Washington, Arkansas, presented an opportunity to examine ethnicity in the archaeological record because the trash was discarded byExpand
Analysis of historic faunal remains
The potential for inferring aspects of a cultural system from the analysis of faunal remains recovered from historic sites is discussed. In-depth analysis of cow, sheep, and pig bones recovered fromExpand