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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Plants, People and Diet in the Neolithic of Western Eurasia

Amy Bogaard and Amy Styring.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Environmental Archaeology. 8907 words.

The establishment of farming is a defining feature of the Neolithic period in western Asia and Europe. Decades of archaeobotanical research have clarified the spectrum of crops that...

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Zooarchaeology of the Maya

Kitty F. Emery.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 9669 words.

Maya zooarchaeology can be used to answer a broad range of questions about the ancient Maya environmental and cultural history. Animal remains represent the impact of human activity on...

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Spatial variability and human eco-dynamics in central East Polynesian fisheries

Melinda S. Allen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 7057 words.

Marine resources were, and continue to be, dietary mainstays of Pacific Island communities. In this article, archaeological fish-bone assemblages from twelve central-east Polynesian (CEP)...

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