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Palaeolithic Archaeozoology

Advances on hunter-gatherer’s subsistence

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Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Rémi Boivin

Summary

During the last years, archaeozoological studies carried out on palaeolithic assemblages have shown a great improvement in several topics of special interest regarding the subsistence behaviour of ancient human societies, the development of economic systems and social and Taphonomical studies, experimental archaeology and ethological and ethnological information have provided a great amount of new interpretative procedures about past human societies which need to be updated.This session aims to propose integrated approaches allowing new insights about the livelihoods of Palaeolithic human groups whatever the geographical area and the chronology concerned.

Announcement

Argument

During the last years, archaeozoological studies carried out on palaeolithic assemblages have shown a great improvement in several topics of special interest regarding the subsistence behaviour of ancient human societies, the development of economic systems and social and territorial structure of different hominid species evolving during this long time period.
The studies about the scavenging, food-sharing, role of small-game preys, exploitation of aquatic and aerial resources, anthropophagy, origin of specialized hunting, collective apprehension of herds, site functionality, intensive use of preys, differed consumption, interaction with other predators, or change of faunal spectra related with the environment are some of the topics that fit well with this session.
Taphonomical studies, experimental archaeology and ethological and ethnological information have provided a great amount of new interpretative procedures about past human societies which need to be updated.
On the other hand, theoretical and methodological perspectives applied to the study of the way of life of prehistoric human groups also requires further analysis, discussing the independence degree of economic and social decisions that these groups adopted in every circumstance and time.
This session aims to propose integrated approaches allowing new insights about the livelihoods of Palaeolithic human groups whatever the geographical area and the chronology concerned.

Submission guidelines

30 April 2014 : deadline to propose oral communication and/or posters to the organizers

Session Palaeolithic Archaeozoology

Places

  • Burgos, Kingdom of Spain

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Keywords

  • zooarchaeology, taphonomy, palaeolithic, subsistence

Contact(s)

  • Jean-Philip Brugal
    courriel : brugal [at] mmsh [dot] univ-aix [dot] fr

Information source

  • Dominique Commelin
    courriel : dominique [dot] commelin [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Palaeolithic Archaeozoology », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014, https://calenda.org/281481

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