By Sharyn Jones O'Day,Wim Van Neer,Anton Ervynck

This e-book is the 1st in a chain of volumes which shape the broadcast court cases of the ninth assembly of the foreign Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ), held in Durham in 2002. The 35 papers current a sequence of case reviews from world wide. They stretch past the traditional zooarchaeological issues of economic system and ecology, and think about how zooarchaeological learn can give a contribution to our figuring out of human behaviour and social platforms. the amount is split into components. half 1, past energy, specializes in the zooarchaeology of formality and faith. members speak about how one can procedure questions of formality and faith throughout the faunal list, and view how fabric tradition depicting and/or linked to animals can offers clues approximately ideology, non secular practices and the function of animals inside non secular structures. half 2, Equations for Inequality, appears at questions of identification, prestige and different kinds of social differentiation in former human societies. members speak about how ameliorations in foodstuff intake, food, and foodstuff procurement ideas will be on the topic of a variety of varieties of social differentiation between members and teams.

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