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1 June 2014 Commercial zooarchaeology of the ‘modern' era: a survey of attitudes and practices
Lee G. Broderick
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The study of animal bones dating to the ‘modern' period (AD 1750–1950) has been perceived as neglected and undervalued by some zooarchaeologists working in Britain and Ireland, while North America is frequently held up as a beacon of good practice. Here, survey data are presented which compare practices and opinions between these two regions and the rest of the world. It is suggested that the principal difference may be one of perception and it is shown that research into the ‘modern' era is undertaken by commercial zooarchaeologists in every region; however, outside of the white settler states (USA, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay) it is very rarely published. A conclusion is reached that the gap may be bridged by raising awareness of how zooarchaeology can contribute to our understanding of the period.

Lee G. Broderick "Commercial zooarchaeology of the ‘modern' era: a survey of attitudes and practices," Anthropozoologica 49(1), 19-32, (1 June 2014).
Published: 1 June 2014

‘modern’ era
Archéologie commerciale
archéozoologie commerciale
attitudes face à l'archéozoologie
attitudes to zooarchaeology
Commercial archaeology
commercial zooarchaeology
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