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This is a show about the connection between animals and humans in the past. Our experts, Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga will guide you through the interesting world of Zooarchaeology.

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This is a show about the connection between animals and humans in the past. Our experts, Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga will guide you through the interesting world of Zooarchaeology.

    Birds of a Feather... - Ep 20

    Birds of a Feather... - Ep 20

    In this months episode, Alex and Simona talk about all things birds. Find out more about identifying avian remains, how we can use birds to reconstruct past environments and how humans have lived alongside them for millennia.
    Links

    Cohen, A. and Serjeantson, D. (1986) "A Manual for the Identification of Bird Bones from Archaeological Sites". Archetype Books.

    Serjeantson, D. (2010) "17 Ravens and crows in Iron Age Britain: the Danebury Corvids Reconsidered". In "Birds in Archaeology: Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the ICAZ Bird Working Group in Groningen". Barkhuis.

    Gaskell, J. (2000) "Who Killed the Great Auk?". Oxford University Press.

    Lawrence, D. (2006) "Neolithic Mortuary Practice in Orkney". Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 136. pp. 47-60.

    Luff, M. (1984) Animal Remains in Archaeology

    Shire Archaeology

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-50603415

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Does Zooarchaeology Exist in Star Wars? - Ep 19

    Does Zooarchaeology Exist in Star Wars? - Ep 19

    While Simona is away, Alex will play...and spend an entire episode flaunting her Star Wars knowledge. Does zooarchaeology exist in the Star Wars universe? And how can we somehow involve Baby Yoda in this conversation? Tune in to find out!
    Further Reading

    Wookiepedia: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Creatures_by_planet

    Sith Archaeology & Propaganda: https://animalarchaeology.com/2017/12/15/keeper-of-the-archives-sith-archaeology-and-propaganda/

    Anderson, K.J. and Wallace, D. (2000) Star Wars: the Essential Chronology. New York: Del Rey.

    Mangels, A. (1995) Star Wars: the Essential Guide to Characters. New York: Del Rey. Wallace, D. (2002) Star Wars: the New Essential Guide to Characters. New York: Del Rey.

    Wallace, D. (2010) The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

    General Discussion: Part 1

    Disclaimer: I don't care about canon, this is gonna include expanded universe material.

    Star Wars is All About Archaeology: A Thesis By Alex Fitzpatrick

    And thus, Star Wars must ALSO be all about ZOOARCHAEOLOGY!

    Fun Fact: Jedi Zooarchaeologists are (most likely) canon!

    CONFIRMED: There are Star Wars zooarchaeology toys????

    Dark and Light Sides: Why is Archaeology So Important to the Jedi and Sith? And how would zooarchaeology factor in?

    General Discussion Part 2

    What would space zooarchaeologists have to consider?

    Differences in Pressure, Other Environmental Issues (Preservation in Hoth VS Preservation in Manaan?))

    Different cultures per planet and issues of sentience - cultural aspects of creatures?

    Do droids count? See: Droid Planet M4-78

    What would be the point of zooarchaeology in the Star Wars Universe?

    How does the Force factor into all this?

    Jedi can integrate their bodies and life into the Force after death - can Force sensitive creatures do the same? How will that affect the zooarchaeological record?

    See also: other forms of mysticism and how that interacts with the dead, like the Nightsisters on Dathomir who resurrect their mummified dead Case Studies (aka Favourite Star Wars Animals)

    More

    We gotta talk about Baby Yoda and Alex’s Yoda Species Conspiracy Theory.

    Porgs: The Bane of Achto Archaeologists’ Lives?

    The Hsiss aka Invisible Creatures that can do Jedi Mind Tricks who Definitely Ruined a LOT of Excavations on Korriban

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Alpaca llama: adventures with South American Camelids - Ep 18

    Alpaca llama: adventures with South American Camelids - Ep 18

    On this month’s episode, Alex and Simona take a trip across the pond to explore the ancient lives of Llamas and Alpacas.
    Links

    https://shadyufo.tumblr.com/post/165100306068/what-are-the-differences-between-llama-and-alpaca

    http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/bolivia/calacala.php

    http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/archaeology/2015/12/05/research-seminar-10-5000-years-of-camelid-herding-in-the-andes-by-dr-penny-dransart/#more-139

    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-0465-2_2212

    https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2014/08/20/the-hunt-for-alpaca-skeletons/

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0305440395900128

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/05/24/archaeologist-finds-pot-full-of-llama-face-stew-under-a-house-in-ancient-peru/

    https://www.thoughtco.com/llama-and-alpaca-domestication-history-170646

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    • 58 min
    Holidays and Feasting in the Archaeological Record - Ep 17

    Holidays and Feasting in the Archaeological Record - Ep 17

    On this ‘holiday special’, Alex and Simona once again push their endurance to the limit by talking about food before dinner-time. Tune in to learn more about feasting in the archaeological record, and why it is not all that different from present day feasting. To demonstrate this, our hosts describe some of their favourite holiday feasts (in addition to some listeners’ suggestions) and the reasoning behind them.
    Ps. Happy birthday APN 🙂
    Links and Sources

    Hastorf C.A. (2008) Food and feasting, social and political aspects. In: Pearsall D.M. (ed) Encyclopedia of Archaeology. London: Elsevier Inc.

    Nelson S.M. (2003) Feasting the Ancestors in Early China. In: Bray T.L. (eds) The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires. Springer, Boston, MA

    The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles

    Prehistoric Britons rack up food miles for feasts near Stonehenge, study shows

    World’s Oldest Bread Found By Archaeologists

    I Can’t Believe It’s 3000 Year Old Butter

    Feasting Archaeology and History

    Early Pint Evidence of First British Bear Found in Cambridgeshire

    Maisels, C. (2010) The Archaeology of Politics and Power: Where, When and Why the First States Formed. Oxford, Oxbow books

    Russell, N. (2012) Social Zooarchaeology. Cambridge University Press.

    Elliot, P. (2016) Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain. Fonthill Media

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    • 57 min
    Desert Pack Animals: Introducing Donkeys and Camels! - Ep 16

    Desert Pack Animals: Introducing Donkeys and Camels! - Ep 16

    This episode, Alex and Simona take the road less traveled and explore two staple desert pack animals: donkeys and camels! From extravagant pets to Sicilian carts, learn more about these two beasts of burden in the archaeological record and present day.
    Sources

    Fagan, B. (2015) The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History. London: Bloomsbury Press

    http://www.berksarch.co.uk/index.php/the-donkey-in-human-history-an-archaeological-perspective/

    O’Connor, T. & Sykes, N. (Eds.) (2010) Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna, Windgather Press

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hail-eddie-stobartus-camels-were-hgvs-of-roman-britain-jm6kf2c0t2g

    https://animals.mom.me/habitat-sicilian-donkey-3284.html

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    • 54 min
    That’ll Do, Pig - Ep 15

    That’ll Do, Pig - Ep 15

    On this episode of ArchaeoAnimals, (a very hungry) Alex faces one of her many nemeses: pig teeth! Learn more about pig domestication, the wealth of information you may gather from archaeological pig remains and some exciting archaeological projects featuring pigs. Simona’s fascinating insight into Roman tax law is a bonus ;)
    Sources:https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/08/taming-pig-took-some-wild-turnshttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/257607859_Distinguishing_Wild_Boar_from_Domestic_Pigs_in_Prehistory_A_Review_of_Approaches_and_Recent_ResultsKing (1978) A comparative analysis of bone assemblies from Roman sites in Britain. The Institute of Archeology, London. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/08/taming-pig-took-some-wild-turnshttp://www.rubiconheritage.com/2011/06/14/cooking-a-pig-bronze-age-style-part-1/ https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/neolithic-food-miles.htm https://www.naturkundemuseum.uni-halle.de/forschungsprojekte/sus_100/ContactAlex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitzSimona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLadyMusic"Coconut - (dyalla remix)"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY

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