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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.

ArchaeoAnimals The Archaeology Podcast Network

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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.

    Time Warped! Part Four: The Zooarchaeology of the Post Roman Period

    Time Warped! Part Four: The Zooarchaeology of the Post Roman Period

    In this episode of ArchaeoAnimals, Alex and Simona delve into the zooarchaeology of the post Roman period. Learn more about exquisitely carved combs, antler pottery stamps and very courageous sheep.
    Links

    JORVIK Viking Centre - a must see attraction in York

    Stanley West, 1985. 'West Stow, the Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk', East Anglian Archaeology 24

    Crabtree, P. J. And Campana, D. V., 2013: Wool Production, Wealth and Trade in Middle Saxon England In Arbuckle, B. S. and McCarty, S., eds. Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, in press

    Pam Crabtree, 1989. 'West Stow, Suffolk: Anglo-Saxon Animal Husbandry', East Anglian Archaeology 47

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 57 min
    Time Warped! Part Three: The Zooarchaeology of Roman Britain

    Time Warped! Part Three: The Zooarchaeology of Roman Britain

    In this third instalment of the ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, Alex and Simona discuss all things Roman: follow us on a journey into the highly varied Romano-British period.
    Bibliography

    https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/fishbourne-at-50-celebrating-half-a-century-at-a-unique-roman-palace.htm

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-28951148

    https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/romes-homes-range.htm

    King, A. (1978) A Comparative Survey of Bone Assemblages from Roman Sites in Britain

    Institute of Archaeology - London 15

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Time Warped! Part Two: The Zooarchaeology of the Later Prehistoric

    Time Warped! Part Two: The Zooarchaeology of the Later Prehistoric

    This is episode part 2 of our ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, covering the zooarchaeology of Britain across time. The instalment covers what is known as the Later Prehistoric Period, which spans from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman conquest. This episode’s case studies are Flag Fen and Carn Euny.
    Links

    Must Farm

    Carn Euny Ancient Village

    Iron Age to Roman settlement with incorporated fogou and adjacent post-medieval cottage at Carn Euny

    Albarella, U. (2007) ‘The End of the Sheep Age: People and Animals in the Late Iron Age’, in Haselgrove, C. and Moore, T. (eds) The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 389–402.

    Dobney, K. and Ervynyck, A. (2007) ‘To Fish or Not to Fish? Evidence for the Possible Avoidance of Fish Consumption During the Iron Age Around the North Sea’, in Moore, C. H. and Tom (eds) The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond.

    Grant, A. (1989) ‘Economic or Symbolic? Animals and Ritual Behaviour’, in Garwood, P. et al. (eds) Sacred and Profane: Proceedings of a Conference on Archaeology, Ritual and Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

    Maltby, M. et al. (2018) ‘Counting Roman Chickens: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human-Chicken Interactions in Roman Britain’, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 19, pp. 1003–1015.

    Serjeantson, D. (2007) ‘Intensification of Animal Husbandry in the Late Iron Age? The Contribution of Sheep and Pigs’, in Haselgrove, C. and Pope, R. (eds) The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 80–93.

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Time Warped! Part One: The Zooarchaeology of the Early Prehistoric

    Time Warped! Part One: The Zooarchaeology of the Early Prehistoric

    This month we start a new 5 part mini series covering zooarchaeoogy through time. This episode focuses on the early prehistoric period (Palaeolithic - Early Bronze Age), where we’ll se the shift from hunting to farming and domestication. This episode’s case studies are Covesea Caves and Star Carr.
    Links

    http://www.starcarr.com/

    https://coveseacavesproject.wordpress.com

    https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/investigating-the-isotopes-of-the-blick-mead-dog.htm

    Milner, N., Taylor, B., and Conneller, C. (2018) Star Carr Volume 1: A persistent place in a changing world. White Rose University Press.

    Milner, N., Taylor, B., and Conneller, C. (2018) Star Carr Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. White Rose University Press.

    Serjeantson, D. (2011) "Review of animal remains from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Southern Britain."

    Spikins, P. (2000) Mesolithic Northern England :Environment, Population and Settlement. British Archaeological Reports British Series. Archaeopress.

    https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=80206&resourceID=19191

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Gotta Dig 'Em All! The Zooarchaeology of Pokemon

    Gotta Dig 'Em All! The Zooarchaeology of Pokemon

    Following a listener’s request, this month’s episode is all about the skeletal morphology of Pokemon. Learn more about oviparous ghosts, witness Simona’s confusion at the concept, and entertain the idea that Gyrados is actually Jörmungandr.
    Links

    Bulbugarden

    Sword and Shield Fossil Pokemon

    12 Pokemon inspired by historicla events

    Guardians, Gods, Or Geodudes? Pokemon And Battling Animals

    Piltdown Hoax

    Pig statues in Bath

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 59 min
    Eagle Eyed Zooarchaeology - Looking at the Digital Animals in Assassin's Creed

    Eagle Eyed Zooarchaeology - Looking at the Digital Animals in Assassin's Creed

    This month’s episode focuses on the creatures of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Unlike our previous video game episodes, where we reconstruct the morphology of fantasy creatures, we will explore the depiction of extant and extinct fauna in the historical reconstructions which form the basis of this video game franchise.
    Links

    Assasins Creed Fandom

    Great Auk in Assasins Creed

    Contact

    Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz


    Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady


    Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology


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


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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Love from a fellow podcaster!!

Just found this podcast and I love it!! Keep up the great work ladies.

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21 Response: The question of Lago in Lagomorphs

Lago comes from Ancient Greek for Hare, so lagomorph is a Hare Form, or form of a Hare (hares, rabbits, pikas) :) “Rude burrowing rabbits” is making me LOL, thanks for the great idea for a children’s book on archaeology! I’m on in! :) And on the association of lagomorphs with Easter, I think including the associations with spring time and fertility, it is interesting you bring up the practice of Lent. You’ve prompted me to think more on this and I have questions now to look into, re: possible Celtic pagan traditions or myths involving hares, later Irish folklife and superstition, later Irish Catholicism and Protestantism, then the colonial and migrant experience of Christians coming from these areas of Celtic origin to better understand the Easter hare in it’s socio-cultural and folklife contexts.

Lunar James ,

Informative and fun

Great archane information on all sorts of animal skeletons. Itis hard to generalize. Both hosts can have good serious information as well as be funny and/or silly. Simona generally seems to try to keep a straight face and dished out great stuff about Romans. Alex is not not to be underestimated in archeoacumen but she has a non-pigeonholable personality which adds hunger, silliness, fun, complaining and nonsequiturs to the podcast. So the two ladies make what could be a dry topic much more interesting. Good job! Lots of laughs about squirrels and fish as well.

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