Cover: "Animal bones in Australian archaeology" by Melanie Fillios and Natalie Blake

This is an Open Access book licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

Animal Bones in Australian Archaeology

A Field Guide to Common Native and Introduced Species

Melanie Fillios and Natalie Blake

ISBN: 9781743324592

DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781743324592

Publication date: 09 November 2015

Series: Tom Austen Brown Studies in Australasian Archaeology

Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there.

Animal Bones in Australian Archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.

About the authors

Melanie Fillios is a consulting archaeologist, faunal analyst and lecturer in archaeology at the University of New England.

Natalie Blake is a consulting archaeologist and a PhD student at the University of Sydney.

 

This is an Open Access book licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.

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title = {Animal Bones in Australian Archaeology},
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