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Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory

  • Author(s): Beaubien, Harriet F.
  • Emery, Kitty F.
  • Henderson, John
  • Joyce, Rosemary
  • Longstaffe, Fred L.
  • Masson, Marilyn A.
  • McKillop, Heather
  • Moholy-Nagy, Hattula
  • Pendergast, David M.
  • Pohl, Mary D.
  • Powis, Terry G.
  • Schwarcz, Henry P.
  • Seymour, Kevin L.
  • Stanchly, Norbert
  • Teeter, Wendy G.
  • Wake, Thomas A.
  • White, Christine D.
  • Winemiller, Terance
  • Wing, Elizabeth S.
  • Editor(s): Emery, Kitty F.
  • et al.
Abstract

A comprehensive work, combining traditional zooarchaeological reports and various state-of-the-art summaries of methods and theoretical perspectives. This combination of detailed discussions of basic zooarchaeological data with reviews of important themes in Maya zooarchaeology emphasizes the central issues that guide our research from basic data collection through final comparative interpretation. The chapters emphasize the newest developments in technical methods, the most recent trends in the analysis of “social zooarchaeology,” and the broadening perspectives provided by a new geographic range of investigations. The main focus of the volume remains on fostering cooperation among Mesoamerican zooarchaeologists at the levels of both preliminary analysis and final theoretical reconstruction. 

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