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Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains (primarily bones, teeth, and shells) from archaeological contexts. The goal of most zooarchaeological studies is to determine how animals fit into human economic and ecological strategies. Zooarchaeological research is therefore applicable in virtually all archaeological contexts (as long as animal remains are preserved) and is an integral component of archaeological analysis.
The Zooarchaeology course (ANTH 4460 and BIOL 4460) provides a foundation for research or professional work in archaeology. Upon completion of this course, students may volunteer in the lab or conduct independent research. Contact Dr. Naomi Cleghorn for further information.