Archéologie et archéozoologie


de Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 17-32

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

Archaeology and archaeozoology, what is the difference? Aren't they parts of one common archaeology? Shouldn't "zoo-archaeo-logists" try to do more (zoo-) cultural history themselves? An important task for both groups is, to explain temporal and spatial variation of faunal spectra by integrated interpretation. This should not only be done with ecological and geographical arguments, but also by considering historical traditions of prehistoric societies.


Archaeology, archaeozoology, systematics of sciences, strategy of research, ecological and historical interpretation.

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