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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.

    I'm Commander Shephard and This Is My Favourite Bone on the Citadel: The Zooarchaeology of Mass Effect

    I'm Commander Shephard and This Is My Favourite Bone on the Citadel: The Zooarchaeology of Mass Effect

    Space hamsters and shifty looking cows: Tristan joins Alex and Simona to discuss the zooarchaeology of Mass Effect creatures.
    Links

    BioWare (2007) Mass Effect

    BioWare (2010) Mass Effect 2

    BioWare (2012) Mass Effect 3

    BioWare (2017) Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Mass Effect Fandom Site

    Bones in Space from NASA

    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 8 min
    So You Want to be a Zooarchaeologist?

    So You Want to be a Zooarchaeologist?

    Interested in becoming a zooarchaeologist? Alex and Simona discuss how to get into zooarchaeology and their personal experiences within the discipline.
    Links

    New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

    Albarella, U., Rizzetto, M., and Russ. H. (2017) The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology. Oxford University Press.

    Gifford-Gonzalez, D. (2018) An Introduction to Zooarchaeology. Springer.

    O'Conner, T. (2000) The Archaeology of Animal Bones. Texas A&M University Press.

    Reitz, E.J. and Wing, E.S. (1999) Zooarchaeology. Cambridge University Press.

    Sykes, N. (2014) Beastly Questions: Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues. Bloomsbury Academic.

    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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    • 56 min
    You’re not supposed to be here! ‘Exotic’ species in the archaeological record

    You’re not supposed to be here! ‘Exotic’ species in the archaeological record

    On this month’s episode, Alex and Simona were meant to discuss non-native species in the archaeological record. What actually happened is a mix of exotic pets, headphone-wearing animals and helpful ancient Roman advice.
    Links

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/05/150525-ancient-egypt-zoo-pets-hierakonpolis-baboons-archaeology/

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2014/04/exotic-pets/

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/18/ben-fur-romans-brought-rabbits-to-britain-experts-discover

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/mar/15/animal-travellers-a-history-of-exotic-animals-in-the-uk-in-pictures

    Lockwood, J.L. et al. 2019. When pets become pests: the role of the exotic pet trade in vertebrate animals. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(6).

    Mitchell, M.A. History of Exotic Pets. In Manual of Exotic Pet Practice. Elsevier.

    Toynbee, J.M.C. (2013) Animals in Roman Life & Art

    Barnsley: Pen & Sword

    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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    Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/05/150525-ancient-egypt-zoo-pets-hierakonpolis-baboons-archaeology/

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2014/04/exotic-pets/

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/18/ben-fur-romans-brought-rabbits-to-britain-experts-discover

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/mar/15/animal-travellers-a-history-of-exotic-animals-in-the-uk-in-pictures

    Lockwood, J.L. et al. 2019. When pets become pests: the role of the exotic pet trade in vertebrate animals. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(6).

    Mitchell, M.A. History of Exotic Pets. In Manual of Exotic Pet Practice. Elsevier.

    Toynbee, J.M.C. (2013) Animals in Roman Life & Art

    Barnsley: Pen & Sword

    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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    • 56 min
    Bioarchaeology in the Witcher

    Bioarchaeology in the Witcher

    Alex and Simona go back into archaeogaming with a new episode focusing on bioarchaeology in the popular video game franchise The Witcher (originally a book series and now also a tv show). They will follow the story’s protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, and his ability to carry out osteological analyses of skeletal remains in his monster hunting quests.
    Sources

    https://animalarchaeology.com/2020/02/08/the-witcher-is-a-bioarchaeologist-okay-let-me-explain/

    CD Projekt (2015) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.

    Lyman, R.L. (1994) Vertebrate Taphonomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    https://witcher.fandom.com/wiki/Witcher_Wiki

    If you want to hear more on the skeletal anatomy of video game creatures, why not head over to Episode 13, which presents an overview of the morphology of creatures from several famous video game franchises (among which Skyrim)
    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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    • 55 min
    Culinary Zooarchaeology

    Culinary Zooarchaeology

    In this episode, Alex and Simona will be tackling culinary zooarchaeology. Listen on to find out more about how to identify food preparation in the archaeological record, ancient BBQs and interpreting archaeological rubbish.
    Links

    Besherer Metheny, K. and Beaudry, M.C. (2015) Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield.

    Binford, L. (1981) Bones: Ancient Men and Modern Myths.

    Pavao-Zuckerman, B., Anderson, D.T. & Reeves, M. (2018) Dining with the Madisons: Elite Consumption at Montpelier. Hist Arch 52, 372–396.

    O'Connor, T. (2000) The Archaeology of Animal Bones. Gloustershire: Sutton Publishing Ltd.

    Rackham, J. (1994) Interpreting the past: Animal Bones

    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

    Neolithic Eating Rituals

    Feasting Archaeology and History

    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

    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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    • 54 min
    Unicorns, Sasquatches, and Mermaids, Oh My! Cryptozoology and Fake Zooarchaeology

    Unicorns, Sasquatches, and Mermaids, Oh My! Cryptozoology and Fake Zooarchaeology

    On this episode of ArchaeoAnimals, Alex and Simona delve back into the world of cryptids, with three new case studies on unicorns, mermaids and sasquatches.
    Links

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/29/siberian-unicorn-extinct-humans-fossil-kazakhstan

    https://www.wired.com/2015/02/fantastically-wrong-unicorn/

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/scientist-grover-krantz-risked-it-all-chasing-bigfoot-180970676/

    https://archive.archaeology.org/0407/etc/conversations.html

    https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/what-exactly-is-a-fiji-mermaid/

    https://www.livescience.com/56037-feejee-mermaid.html

    Asbjørn, Jøn A. 1978. Dugongs and Mermaids, Selkies and Seals, p. 95. - Walls, Robert E. 1996. "Bigfoot" in Brunvand, Jan Harold (editor). American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, p. 158-159. Garland Publishing, Inc.

    Waugh, Arthur. 1960. "The Folklore of the Merfolk". Folklore. 71 (2): 73–84

    http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/search3t?dbname=LatinAugust2012&word=MONOCEROS

    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 1 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

thatanthropodcast ,

Love from a fellow podcaster!!

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

Xo Gabby (from That Anthro Podcast)

AnthropoLady ,

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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