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Analysis of Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites : Prehistoric Archaeology & Ecology (Paperback) - Richard G. Klein

Analysis of Animal Bones from Archaeological Sites

Prehistoric Archaeology & Ecology (Paperback)

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Published: 1st January 1984
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In growing numbers, archeologists are specializing in the analysis of excavated animal bones as clues to the environment and behavior of ancient peoples. This pathbreaking work provides a detailed discussion of the outstanding issues and methods of bone studies that will interest zooarcheologists as well as paleontologists who focus on reconstructing ecologies from bones. Because large samples of bones from archeological sites require tedious and time-consuming analysis, the authors also offer a set of computer programs that will greatly simplify the bone specialist's job.
After setting forth the interpretive framework that governs their use of numbers in faunal analysis, Richard G. Klein and Kathryn Cruz-Uribe survey various measures of taxonomic abundance, review methods for estimating the sex and age composition of a fossil species sample, and then give examples to show how these measures and sex/age profiles can provide useful information about the past. In the second part of their book, the authors present the computer programs used to calculate and analyze each numerical measure or count discussed in the earlier chapters. These elegant and original programs, written in BASIC, can easily be used by anyone with a microcomputer or with access to large mainframe computers.

Series Editors'
Foreword
Preface
The Analysis of Archeological Bone Assemblages
The Interpretation of Fossil
Faunas Fossil Samples and Populations
Controlling Comparisons among Fossil Assemblages Problems in ""Controlling"" for the Collector Controlled Comparisons vs Taphonomy
The First Steps in Analysis: Sorting, Identification, Sexing, Aging, and Measurement
The Mammalian Skeleton: Terminology Identifiable and Nonidentifiable Bone
Identification Sexing and Aging Measurement
Quantifying
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ISBN: 9780226439587
ISBN-10: 0226439585
Series: Prehistoric Archaeology & Ecology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.42