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The skeleton of a man discovered by archaeologists in a shallow grave on the site of the University of Yorkâ€™s campus expansion could be that of one of Britainâ€™s earliest victims of tuberculosis.
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.
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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