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Foreword. Animals, and their bones, in the 'modern' world: a multi-scalar zooarchaeology

Richard THOMAS & B. Tyr FOTHERGILL

en Anthropozoologica 49 (1) - Pages 11-18

Published on 25 June 2014

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animals, and their bones, in the 'modern' world (AD 1750-1900)

In this paper, we contextualise the volume: ‘Animals, and their bones, in the ‘modern’ world’ by briefly reviewing the history of modern-era zooarchaeology and discussing research themes which have shaped previous studies. We also call attention to exciting avenues for future research and highlight the value of zooarchaeology in the ‘modern’ period, especially with regard to interdisciplinarity, multi-vocality and the influence of changing theoretical perspectives.

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