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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Zooarchaeology: The Art of Examining Animal Bone

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal skeletal remains found at a given archaeological dig site. This brief presentation is designed to introduce the beginner archaeologist to the science of faunal analysis. Through this presentation the viewers will become familiar with the practical reasons for faunal analysis, some of the terminology used by biological archaeologists, the steps used to identify animal bone, a brief overview of stable isotope analyses and how it plays a major roll in today's archaeology, as well as see two site examples of places where zooarchaeology is being utilized today.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Adam Graham (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Anthropology
Location: 14 Hartwell
Time: 11:30 am Session II