Using image analysis to quantify relative degrees of density-mediated attrition in Middle Stone Age archaeofaunas

Thompson, Jessica C. and Marean, Curtis W. (2009) Using image analysis to quantify relative degrees of density-mediated attrition in Middle Stone Age archaeofaunas. SAS Bulletin, 32 2: 18-23.

Author Thompson, Jessica C.
Marean, Curtis W.
Title Using image analysis to quantify relative degrees of density-mediated attrition in Middle Stone Age archaeofaunas
Journal name SAS Bulletin
ISSN 0899-8922
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 18
End page 23
Total pages 6
Place of publication Riverside, CA United States
Publisher The Society for Archaeological Sciences
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Formatted abstract
 The fossilized animal remains from Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites provide essential evidence for understanding early
human diet. The MSA, and its temporal equivalent in Eurasia (the Middle Paleolithic), are a key time for studies of ancient
diet as it is widely recognized that modern humans evolved during this time, which stretches from ca. 280 – 30 thousand
years ago (Mellars, 2007). Unfortunately, most MSA archaeofaunas are the end result of a complex series of
taphonomic processes and not a ‘pure’ signal of human behavior (Lyman, 1994).
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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