Pour une archéozoologie de la maisonnée : espaces des déchets et modes de subsistance d'une communauté villageoise alpine du 1er Âge du Fer (Brig-Blis/Waldmatte, Valais, Suisse) : essai critique et résultats préliminaires

Hassan SIDI MAAMAR & Pierre-Alain GILLIOZ

fr Anthropozoologica 21 - Pages 171-187

Published on 01 November 1995

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animal in man's space, man in the animal space. Proceedings of the 5th international meeting of HASRI, Genova, 23-25 November 1994

For the archaeozoology of a Household: the spatial distribution of remains and a critical reflective approach to speculations on subsistence at an Iron Age alpine community

The elaboration of the archaeozoology of a household requires knowledge of the time of occupation of a site, management of the space occupied by the remains and paleoeconomic information. In this perspective, we look successively at the space (intra-site) occupied by the global caprin's bones with regard to taphonomic process, and the spatial significance of bone distribution in relation to a scheme of ethnographie butchery. We give attention to the utilization of the paleoeco-nomic results in the spéculative approaches and we indicate their limits in household archaeozoology and their repercussions in a larger domain that of subsistence archaeology.


Household archaeozoology, Food archaeology, Simulations, Spatial analysis, Critical thought.

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