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These 12 papers offer a zooarchaeological approach to questions surrounding the nature and extent of human colonisation and migration, and the adaptation of humans to new and sometimes extreme or challenging environments.
Part I. Human and Animal Migration and Colonisation. Introduction to the session "Human and Animal Migration and Colonisation" (Stephen Wickler); Understanding human movement and interaction through the movement of animals and animal products (Steven P Ashby); Plea for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Neolithic migrations: the analysis of biological witnesses and the input of palaeogenetics (Eva-Maria Geigl and Melanie Pruvost); Zooarchaeology and agricultural colonization: an example from the Colonial Chesapeake (Benjamin S Arbuckle and Joanne Bowen); Modelling colonisation and migration in Micronesia from a zooarchaeological perspective (Stephen Wickler). Part II. Behavioural Variability in the So-Called Marginal Areas: A Zooarchaeological Approach. Behavioural variability in the so-called marginal areas from a zooarchaeological perspective: an introduction (Mariana Mondini and Sebastian Munoz); Faunal exploitation patterns along the southern slopes of the Caucasus during the Late Middle and Early Upper Palaeolithic (Guy Bar-Oz, Daniel S Adler, Abesalom Vekua, Tengiz Meshveliani, Nicholoz Tushabramishvili, Anna Belfer-Cohen and Ofer Bar-Yosef); The archaeozoology of the Andean "dead ends" in Patagonia: living near the Continental Ice Cap (Luis Alberto Borrero); The highs and lows of high Arctic mammals: temporal change and regional variability in Palaeoeskimo subsistence (Christyann M Darwent); Identifying dietary stress in marginal environments: bone fats, optimal foraging theory and the seasonal round (Alan K Outram); The worst of times, the best of times: jackrabbit hunting by Middle Holocene human foragers in the Bonneville Basin of western North America (Dave N Schmitt, David B Madsen and Karen D Lupo); A zooarchaeological perspective on the origins of vertical transhumant pastoralism and the colonisation of marginal habitats in temperate south eastern Europe (Elizabeth R Arnold and Haskel J Greenfield); A review of the session: margins and marginality (Anthony J Legge).
edited by Mariana Mondini, Sebastian Munoz and Stephen Wickler