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Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Theory and Method

Kitty F. Emery, ed


A comprehensive work, combining traditional zooarchaeological reports and various state-of-the-art summaries of methods and theoretical perspectives. This combination of detailed discussions of basic zooarchaeological data with reviews of important themes in Maya zooarchaeology emphasizes the central issues that guide our research from basic data collection through final comparative interpretation. The chapters emphasize the newest developments in technical methods, the most recent trends in the analysis of “social zooarchaeology,” and the broadening perspectives provided by a new geographic range of investigations. The main focus of the volume remains on fostering cooperation among Mesoamerican zooarchaeologists at the levels of both preliminary analysis and final theoretical reconstruction.

"Presented in sixteen chapters, the clear, concise contributions in this volume are interesting and highly accessible.... Maya Zooarchaeology presents a compelling case study of what animal bones can tell us about past relationships between people and animals. It is a cohesive volume, consisting of thought-provoking, well-written chapters... Scholars who want to know how animal bones can contribute information to their overall research questions should read this book. Researchers who are looking for good comparative data should consult this book. Instructors who want to draw attention to a strong regional case study of zooarchaeology should assign this book."

– Hector Neff, Latin American Antiquity 2005(16:3):347-351.


ISBN: 1-913745-13-7

Publication Date: Summer 2004

Series: Monograph 51

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Price: US $9.98

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