Ever since the discovery of fossil remains of extinct animals associated with flint implements, bones and other animal remains have been providing invaluable information to the archaeologist. In the last 20 years many archaeologists and zoologists have taken to studying such "archaeofaunal" remains, and the science of "zoo-archaeology" has come into being.
What was the nature of the environment in which our ancestors lived? In which season were sites occupied? When did our earliest ancestors start to hunt big game, and how efficient were they as hunters? Were early humans responsible for the extinction of so many species of large mammals 10-20,000 years ago? When, where and why were certain animals first domesticated? When did milking and horse-riding begin? Did the Romans influence our eating habits? What were sanitary conditions like in medieval England? And could the terrible pestilence which afflicted the English in the seventh century AD have been plague? These are some of the questions dealt with in this book.
The book also describes the nature and development of bones and teeth, and some of the methods used in zoo-archaeology.
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Dr Simon Davis works as a Zoo-Archaeologist in English Heritage's Ancient Monuments Laboratory; he is also an Hon. Research Assistant at University College, London. In addition to excavation work in Israel, Iran, Cyprus and Britain, he has travelled in the Middle East, Europe, the Maghreb and North America.
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