Island zooarchaeology: synergy and synthesis

LeFebvre, Michelle J. and Giovas, Christina M. (2009) Island zooarchaeology: synergy and synthesis. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 4 2: 141-150. doi:10.1080/15564890903149532

Author LeFebvre, Michelle J.
Giovas, Christina M.
Title Island zooarchaeology: synergy and synthesis
Journal name Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1556-4894
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15564890903149532
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 141
End page 150
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract In recent years much ink has been spilled debating the role, nature, and legitimacy of island archaeology as a subdiscipline within archaeology. No matter how islands and their archaeology are viewed, however, there can be no doubt that zooarchaeological studies of islands have gained increasing prominence in our efforts to understand human life ways in these settings. Here we discuss current trends in island zooarchaeology and examine some of the diverse research agendas, novel developments, and approaches pursued in the archaeological analysis of insular faunas. These are considered with reference to the topically and geographically diverse research contributions comprising this special issue. We suggest that cross-regional collaborations such as this special issue are fundamental to advancing research and investigative goals of island- and coastal-based zooarchaeology.
Keyword Anthropogenic impacts
Island archaeology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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