Cattle and People: Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Ancient Relationship


Elizabeth Wright; Catarina Ginja; Emily V. Johnson; Rosalind E. Gillis; Joanna Pyzel; Arkadiusz Marciniak; Alan K. Outram; Umberto Albarella; Carlos Arteaga; Ludmilla Blaschikoff; Concepción Blasco; Jean-Philip Brugal; Katherine Brunson; Cristina Cabrera; Rute da Fonseca; Simon J. M. Davis; Marí­a de los Ángeles de Chorro; Arati Deshpande-Mukherjee; Cleia Detry; Nicolas Dussex; Colin Duval; Philippe Fosse; Tamsyn Fraser; Carole Fritz; Eva-Marie Geigl; Anders Götherström; Pankaj Goyal; Idoia Grau-Sologestoa; Silvia Guimarães; Gülşah Merve Kılınç; Brian Lander; Joséphine Lesur; Corina Liesau; Cheryl A. Makarewicz; José Matos; Roberto Menduiña; António Muñoz-Merida; Ana Elisabete Pirex; Patricia Rí­os; Nerissa Russell; Mindi Schneider; Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi; Luciana Simões; Gilles Tosello; Gilles Tosello; Tuvshinjargal Tumubaatar; Irene Ureña; Silvia Valenzuela-Lamas; António Carlos Valera; Jorge Vega; Ana Elisabete Pires


This volume originates in a conference session that took place at the 2018 International Council of Archaeozoology conference in Ankara, Turkey, entitled "Humans and Cattle: Interdisciplinary Perspectives to an Ancient Relationship." The aim of the session was to bring together zooarchaeologists and their colleagues from various other research fields working on human cattle interactions over time. The contributions in this volume reflect well the breadth of work being undertaken on the ancient relationship between humans and cattle across the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia, and from the late Pleistocene to postmedieval period. Almost all involve the study of archaeological cattle remains and use different zooarchaeological methods, but the combination of these approaches with that of ethnography, isotopes and genetics is also featured. 

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June 14, 2022


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