ZOOARCHAEOLOGY: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANIMALS
Credit points: 15
Understanding the interaction between people and animals is vital for explaining past social, political and economic systems from the earliest times to the present day. Morphological changes occur within long-term climatic cycles and therefore we need to understand the processes that influence the trajectory of skeletal change. In addition to this, animals undergo changes to their skeleton from disease, nutrition, work load, environmental stress and domestication. This information is gleaned from studying a range of different zooarchaeological contexts. These include burials and cemeteries, middens, cave and body remains from other well-preserved sites. Techniques of analysis for interpreting health, diet, butchery practices, seasonal exploitation, ageing and sex of skeletal remains will be a focus of this subject, as well as the use of quantitative techniques. This subject has a strong practical element and students will learn about the main animal species found archaeologically in south-eastern Australia.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites 120cp completed
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AuthorLUNA-Insight image database: www.lib.latrobe.edu.au
PublisherLA TROBE UNIVERSITY
AuthorReitz, E. and Wing, E.
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Archaeology of animals.
The archaeology of animal bones
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Summer 2 , Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Cosgrove
Ten 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 5 and delivered via face-to-face.
Ten 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 5 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Submit 3 PeerWise multiple choice questions (500-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO4|
|One 1,000-word workshop presentation||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO2|
|One 1-hour examination (1,000-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1|
|One 2,000-word essay||N/A||N/A||No||45||SILO3|