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2008-07-28 15:00:26

By Rebecca McQuillan IT WOULD be easy, from piecing together the circumstantial evidence, to get the wrong impression of Dr Tony Pollard. In his office at Glasgow University's archaeology department, a deep interest in all things war-related is obvious. Spreading from floor to ceiling across two walls is a massed army of hardback books on military history, labelled "Zulu", "colonial", "Culloden" - and on the windowsill there is a glass-framed poster of an African warrior commemorating the...


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Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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