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Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M..

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 5407 words.

Interest in the first hunter-gatherer populations of Mexico has increased in the last fifteen years. Exploration of the Late Pleistocene localities involved in the early peopling of Mexico,...

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Ancient Dna Research on Wetland Archaeological Evidence

Angela Schlumbaum and Ceiridwen J. Edwards.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Prehistoric Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6564 words.

This chapter begins by defining ancient DNA and providing a brief history of ancient DNA and its potential for archaeology, followed by discussions of the technological aspects of ancient...

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Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean

John Peter Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11301 words.

This article describes the evolution of harbors in the ancient world that can be linked to changing social needs and technological developments. Hundreds of harbor sites of varying sizes...

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Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean

John Peter Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11373 words.

This article describes the evolution of harbors in the ancient world that can be linked to changing social needs and technological developments. Hundreds of harbor sites of varying sizes...

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Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States

Elizabeth J. Reitz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 5127 words.

Data from three early European-sponsored colonies in North America indicate that changes in animal use occurred quickly. Over half of the meat from vertebrate sources in a Spanish...

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Animals

Karen Gust Schollmeyer and Katherine A. Spielmann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; Environmental Archaeology. 7260 words.

Studies of animals in Southwest archaeology have been particularly successful in addressing the social-environmental context of human use of fauna. Two aspects of this topic form the focus...

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Animals, acculturation, and colonization in ancient and Islamic North Africa

Michael MacKinnon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 5063 words.

Zooarchaeological comparisons of Roman and Islamic North Africa indicate changes in animal use largely resultant from shifting parameters of urban and economic expansion and development,...

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Animals in ancient Egyptian religion

Salima Ikram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Egyptian Archaeology. 5628 words.

In addition to providing food, companionship, and raw materials for clothing, furniture, tools, and ornaments, animals also played a key role in religious practices in ancient Egypt. Apart...

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Animals in urban life in Medieval to Early Modern England

Terry O'Connor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6275 words.

Animals formed an essential part of urban life in England from Medieval times onwards, economically, socially, and ecologically. As livestock, they provided meat and other carcass...

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Anthropogenic Landscapes

Christopher I. Roos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; Environmental Archaeology. 5788 words.

It has been suggested that anthropogenic burning may have altered Southwest landscapes at a large scale. Southwestern biomes vary in their propensity for and their susceptibility to...

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