Doing Zooarchaeology Today and Tomorrow

  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez


This brief chapter looks back over zooarchaeology since the author entered it in the early 1970s, noting its remarkable advances in knowledge over this time, as well as some enduring issues of interpretive frameworks, methods, and scale. Considering the case studies that built our current state of knowledge and the cutting edges of new, technologically enhanced methods, the common denominator appears to be a commitment to put in the hours of hard work that zooarchaeological analysis demands.


Overview Methodology Actualism Scale 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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