taking up Terry's note that Naomis initial question was to focus on
publications that had impact beyond our subject I can first second
Henriette that Norbert Benecke's book is percepted by lots of
scientists and interested public far beyond archaeologists and
zooarchaeologists (at least in the German speaking community).
The 'Hunters or the Hunted?" will certainly stay a landmark (and an
all time favourite of mine).
Not much less important basics in my view are:
Binford, Lewis Roberts (1981): Bones - Ancient Men and modern Myths,
Lyman, Roger Lee (1994): Vertebrate Taphonomy, Cambridge
Shipman, Pat (1981): Life History of a Fossil – An Introduction to
Taphonomy and Paleoecology, London
and various papers by Anna Behrensmeyer like
Behrensmeyer, Anna Kay & Hill, Andrew P. (1980): Fossils in the
Making – Vertebrate Taphonomy and Paleoecology, Chicago
and not to forget:
Davis, Simon J. M. (1995): The Archaeology of Animals, London
O'Connor, Terry (2000): the archaeology of animal bones, Stroud
The more recent ones have most already mentioned by others except:
O'Connor, Terry & Sykes, Naomi (2010): Extinctions and Invasions: A
Social History of British Fauna, Oxford
Which, I will be sure, will become a basic publication in zoology and
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Am 12.09.2012 um 18:19 schrieb Terry O'Connor:
> Naomi's question was about published work that has had 'reach'
> beyond zooarchaeology. I agree with Henriette that Benecke's Der
> Mensch und seine Haustiere was an outstanding example. And, if it's
> not too ancient to qualify, what about Bob Brain's The Hunters or
> the Hunted?.
> Terry O'Connor
> Professor of Archaeological Science
> Department of Archaeology, University of York
> Biology S Block, Heslington,
> York YO10 5DD
> And see the blog at http://zooarchatyork.wordpress.com/author/
> On 12 September 2012 16:34, Henriette Kroll <[log in to unmask]>
> Dear Naomi,
> I do not know how familiar the anglophone community is with the two
> standard works Norbert Benecke wrote: "Der Mensch und seine
> Haustiere" and "Archäozoologische Studien zur Entwicklung der
> Haustierhaltung in Mitteleuropa und Südskandinavien von den
> Anfängen bis zum ausgehenden Mittealter" (both 1994). They are, as
> well as Sandor Bökönyis "A History of domestic Mammals in Central
> and Eastern Europe", essential and very very useful, for non-
> archaeozoologists especially the first mentioned one, as it
> focusses strongly on the cultural history of human-animal-
> Apart from that, I think that some ICAZ-books, especially those
> with less zoological topics like "Behaviour behind bones" take the
> right path.
> And I second the vote for Laszlo Bartosiewicz' paper: "There's
> something rotten in the state..."
> What I liked too is: Susan deFrance, Zooarchaeology in Complex
> Societies: Political Economy, Status and Ideology. J. Archaeol.
> Res. (2009) 17: 105-168.
> All the best!
> Am 12.09.2012 um 15:16 schrieb Naomi Sykes:
> > Dear all,
> > I'm contemplating our profession and I would like to canvass
> > What articles, paper etc spring to your mind as examples that
> show zooarchaeologists to be at the forefront of mainstream
> archaeological research, rather than acting as supporting
> > I suppose I'm asking for examples, from anywhere in the world and
> relating to any period, of papers/articles that make you feel proud
> to be a zooarchaeologist.
> > The only rule to my query is that you can not vote for yourself -
> it goes without saying that we are, of course, all doing great things!
> > I'll kick-off by suggesting Legge and Rowley-Conwy's (1988) Star
> Carr Revisited.
> > Any other suggestions?
> > Thanks is advance,
> > Naomi
> > ----------------
> > Naomi Sykes
> > Lecturer in Archaeology
> > Department of Archaeology
> > University of Nottingham
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