Conference Sessions

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    Teaching and Outreach in Zooarchaeology


    Becoming a zooarchaeologist requires receiving training from experienced zooarchaeologists. Most of...



    Zooarchaeology for Global Challenges


    Today, the world is under pressure from a rapidly increasing human population and the associated en...



    Community-Developed Best Practice Guidelines for Sharing Data in Zooarchaeology [This session is a guided discussion among the attendees. There will be no formal presentations.]


    A workshop session, organized by Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Levent Atici, and Richard Meadow Zooarchaeo...


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    Putting the humor back into zooarchaeology


    Western elemental philosophy, the understanding of the cosmos though the four elements (earth, fire...


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    Zooarchaeology in the Pacific


    This session will explore how the cultures of Oceania shaped economic behaviour, consumption patter...



    Animal domestication and biotic exchange in East and Central Asia


    Throughout the Holocene, the domestication of key animal taxa across the Eurasian continent transfo...



    The diversity of exploitation and ritual use of animal in ancient East Asia


    Several independent loci of origin of food productions emerged during the Holocene, two areas of Eu...



    Animal introduction, adaptation and exploitation around the Baltic and beyond


    The Baltic Sea connects the shores of nine present-day countries – all having a long and colorful h...



    Zooarchaeology in Turkey: contributions to understanding human-animal relationships at the cross-roads of the Old World


    From early work on the faunal assemblages of Troy (Gejvall 1939) to groundbreaking studies of anima...



    Exploitation of animal resources in the prehistory of the South-East Europe


    Zooarchaeological studies were not equally well represented in all regions and within particular ar...


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    Shells of molluscs as archaeological and environmental records


    Since the publication of the first papers dedicated to molluscs in the early 1970s, archaeomalacolo...


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    Paleoecology of the Quaternary using Microvertebrate records


    This half-day session, hosted by the Microvertebrate Working Group (MVWG), is designed to highlight...



    Macrofauna vs. Microfauna: investigating the same questions at different scales


    Zooarchaeological studies using both macro- and microvertebrate remains often strive to answer simi...



    Commensal vertebrates as bioproxies for human processes


    The animals that live amongst us, often unnoticed, have had some of the greatest impacts on human s...


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    Animal Health in Archaeology: Integrating Landscapes, Populations, and Individuals


    Animal health and well-being are essential concerns for people caring for domesticated animals, bu...



    Understanding cattle-human interactions: interdisciplinary approaches to an ancient relationship


    Humans have an ancient relationship with cattle. The aurochs (Bos primigenius) was regularly hunted...



    The archaeology of human impact on faunas: between historical and biological sciences


    Archaeological sciences and especially zooarchaeology have demonstrated their relevance to address ...



    Mobile pastoralism through the interdisciplinary lens


    Mobile pastoralism, including nomadic, semi-nomadic and transhumance practises, is as much an ancie...



    Long term temporal trends in animal use


    The purpose of this session is to present broad scale analyses that involve the relationship betwee...


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    Taste and Relationships in Food Choice


    This session explores the role of animals, and the decisions made by their keepers, in past food sy...



    Identifying and interpreting food taboos: a zooarchaeological approach


    This session aims to highlight the important role of zooarchaeology in assessing the presence of di...


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    Raw Material Choice and Ornaments: Aesthetics, Availability, Social Value and Manufacturing Considerations


    This session is intended as a necessary, focused follow up to raw material sessions from the Paris ...


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    High-resolution analyses of dental remains: broadening horizons


    In the last years the study of dental remains from archaeological sites has been improved significa...



    Social Networks and Animal Ageing and Sexing


    The ageing and sexing of animal remains in zooarchaeological research is imperative for understandi...



    TEETH: to know, to eat, to use


    Teeth are a fundamental archive of useful information for archaeozoological, anthropological and ta...


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    Excuse me, there is a hare in my soup! Taphonomic studies on small vertebrates


    Taphonomic studies are traditionally focused on the identification of anthropic or non-anthropic fa...



    BONE REFITS IN FAUNAL ANALYSES: CASE STUDIES AND APPLICATIONS IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSEMBLAGES


    From an archaeological point of view, the abandonment of remains allows past human activities and o...



    Contextual Taphonomy in Theory and Practice


    Recent zooarchaeological advancements highlight the need for greater integration of stratigraphic a...



    The more the merrier. New approaches to old questions in zooarchaeological and taphonomical studies


    Decades after its adoption from palaeontology, taphonomy is becoming a sine qua non in zooarchaeolo...



    Animal remains and built space – contribution to the taphonomy of buildings


    The study of architectural remains likesimple huts or more elaborate units such as urban dwellings,...


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    Zooarchaeology and stable isotope analysis in arid and semi-arid environments


    Arid and semi-arid environments impose harsh and variable conditions on human and animal population...



    ARCHAEZOOOLOGY BEYOND THE BONES: future and prospects of biomolecular and physico-chemical analyses.


    Our discipline is experiencing an outstanding radiation of analytical techniques beyond the convent...



    From Macroscopic to Molecular Methods and Techniques: A Discussion on Tools for the Study of Archaeofaunal Remains


    Several methods have been used in the study of faunal remains from archaeological areas, from the o...


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    General Session


    This is an open session accepting papers/posters on any subject related to archaeozoology without a...


Sessions will have the format of paper presentations (20 min max.) and may also include poster presentations. “Poster only” sessions and round tables may also be proposed.

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