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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Primates

World Archaeoprimatology Interconnections of Humans and Nonhuman Primates in the Past

By: Bernardo Urbani(Editor), Dionisios Youlatos(Editor), Andrzej T Antczak(Editor), Raymond HA Corbey(Foreword By)
400 pages
World Archaeoprimatology
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  • World Archaeoprimatology ISBN: 9781108487337 Hardback Aug 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Archaeoprimatology intertwines archaeology and primatology for understanding the ancient liminal relationships between humans and nonhuman primates. During the last decade novel studies have boosted this discipline. This edited volume is the first compendium of archaeoprimatological studies ever produced. Written by a culturally diverse group of scholars, with multiple theoretical views and methodological perspectives, it covers new zooarchaeological examinations and material culture evaluations, as well as innovative uses of oral and written sources. Themes covered comprise the survey of past primates as pets, symbolic mediators, prey, iconographic references, or living commodities. World Archaeoprimatology covers different regions of the world, from the Americas to Asia, along with studies from Africa and Europe. Temporally, the chapters explore the human-nonhuman primate interface from deep in time to more recent historical times, covering both extinct and extant primate taxa. This anthology of archaeoprimatological studies will be of interest to archaeologists, primatologists, anthropologists, art historians, paleontologists, conservationists, zoologists, historical ecologists, philologists, and ethnobiologists.


Foreword / Raymond Corbey

World Archaeoprimatology: An introduction / Bernardo Urbani, Dionisios Youlatos and Andrzej T. Antczak

Part I. The Americas:
1. Monkeys in the city of gods: on the primate remains and representations in Teotihuacan, central Mexico / Bernardo Urbani, Carlos Serrano-Sánchez, Raúl Valadez-Azúa, Damián Ruiz-Ramoni and Rubén Cabrera-Castro
2. Monkeys and the ancient maya: Using biological markers and behavior for primate species identification in maya iconography / Katherine E. South and Susan M. Ford
3. Monkeys on the islands and coasts of paradise: pre-hispanic nonhuman primates in the circum-Caribbean region (AD 300-1500) / Bernardo Urbani, Andrzej T. Antczak, M. Magdalena Antczak, Nicole R. Cannarozzi, Roger H. Colten, Kitty F. Emery, Raymundo A.C.F. Dijkhoff, Thomas A. Wake, Michelle J. LeFebvre, Lisabeth A. Carlson, William F. Keegan and Dennis C. Nieweg
4. Mirroring desert societies with monkeys: Primates in the late Prehispanic and early Colonial North Coast of Peru, Central Andes (circa AD 800-1600) / Jorge Gamboa
5. Alterity, authority and ancestors: Exploring monkey images in moche iconography of north coast / Peru Aleksa K. Alaica
6. Representations of primates in petroglyphs of the Brazilian Amazonia / Edithe Pereira and José de Sousa e Silva Júnior
7. Nonhuman primates in the archaeological record of Northeastern Brazil: A case study in Pernambuco state / Albérico N. de Queiroz, Olivia. A. de Carvalho and Roberta R. Pinto
8. Lice in howler monkeys and the ancient americas: exploring the potential cost of being past pets or hunting games / R. Florencia Quijano, Debora R. Gilles, Jan Štefka and Martín M. Kowalewski

Part II. Europe:
9. The place of nonhuman primates in ancient roman culture: narratives and practices / Marco Vespa
10. Minoan monkeys: Re-Examining the archaeoprimatological evidence / Bernardo Urbani and Dionisios Youlatos

Part III. Africa:
1. Primate behavior in ancient Egypt: The iconography of baboons and other monkeys in the old kingdom / Lydia Bashfor
12. The nonhuman primate remains from the baboon catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt / Douglas Brandon-Jones and Jaap Goudsmit
13. Primates in South African rock art: The interconnections between humans and baboons / Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
14. Citizens of the Savanna: An account of three million years of interaction between baboons and hominins in South Africa / Shaw Badenhorst
15. Lemur Hunting in madagascar's present and past: The case of Pachylemur / Natalie Vasey and Laurie R. Godfrey

Part IV. Asia:
16. The monkey in Mesopotamia during the 3rd Millennium BCE / Marcos Such-Gutiérrez
17. The great monkey king: carvings of primates in Indian religious architecture / Alexandra A. E. van der Geer
18. The prehistoric nonhuman primate subfossil remains at sigiriya potana cave, Sri Lanka / Michael A. Huffman, Charmalie A.D. Nahallage, Tharaka Ananda, Nelum Kanthilatha, Nimal Perera, Massimo Bardi and Gamini Adikari
19. Monkey hunting in early to mid-Holocene Eastern Java (Indonesia) / Noel Amano, Thomas Ingicco, Anne-Marie Moigne, Anne-Marie Sémah, Truman Simanjuntak and François Sémah
20. Dispersion, speciation, evolution, and coexistence of East Asian Catarrhine Primates and humans in Yunnan, China / Gang He, He Zhang, Haitao Wang, Xueping Ji, Songtao Guo, Baoguo Li, Rong Hou, Xiduo Hou and Ruliang Pan
21. Fossil and archaeological remain records of Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata) / Yuichiro Nishioka, Masanaru Takai, Hitomi Hongo and Tomoko Anezaki


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Bernardo Urbani is an Associate Researcher at the Center for Anthropology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas, Venezuela, and an elected member of the Global Young Academy. Recently, he was selected as a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research/German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany. He has received the Martha J. Galante Award of the International Society of Primatology and the Early Career Achievement Award of the American Society of Primatologists.

Dionisios Youlatos is a Professor of Vertebrate Zoology in the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has done field and laboratory research on both extant and extinct primates and other mammals, in South America, Europe, East Africa, and South-East Asia. His research has been financially supported by both national and international funding. He is the author of more than a hundred articles and book chapters on the ecology, behaviour, anatomy and evolution of mammals.

Andrzej T. Antczak is Associate Professor in Caribbean Archaeology in the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, and Senior Researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is co-curator at the Unidad de Estudios Arqueológicos, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, and recently served as chair of the Department of World Archaeology at Leiden University.

- Raymond Corbey
- Bernardo Urbani
- Dionisios Youlatos
- Andrzej T. Antczak
- Carlos Serrano-Sánchez
- Raúl Valadez-Azúa
- Damián Ruiz-Ramoni
- Rubén Cabrera-Castro
- Katherine E. South
- Susan M. Ford
- M. Magdalena Antczak
- Nicole R. Cannarozzi
- Roger H. Colten
- Kitty F. Emery
- Raymundo A.C.F. Dijkhoff
- Thomas A. Wake
- Michelle J. LeFebvre
- Lisabeth A. Carlson
- William F. Keegan
- Dennis C. Nieweg
- Jorge Gamboa
- Aleksa K. Alaica
- Edithe Pereira
- José de Sousa e Silva Júnior
- Albérico N. de Queiroz
- Olivia. A. de Carvalho
- Roberta R. Pinto
- R. Florencia Quijano
- Debora R. Gilles
- Jan Štefka
- Martín M. Kowalewski
- Marco Vespa
- Lydia Bashford
- Douglas Brandon-Jones
- Jaap Goudsmit
- Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
- Shaw Badenhorst
- Natalie Vasey
- Laurie R. Godfrey
- Marcos Such-Gutiérrez
- Alexandra A. E. van der Geer
- Michael A. Huffman
- Charmalie A.D. Nahallage
- Tharaka Ananda
- Nelum Kanthilatha
- Nimal Perera
- Massimo Bardi
- Gamini Adikari
- Noel Amano
- Thomas Ingicco
- Anne-Marie Moigne
- Anne-Marie Sémah
- Truman Simanjuntak
- François Sémah
- Gang He
- He Zhang
- Haitao Wang
- Xueping Ji
- Songtao Guo
- Baoguo Li
- Rong Hou
- Xiduo Hou
- Ruliang Pan
- Yuichiro Nishioka
- Masanaru Takai
- Hitomi Hongo
- Tomoko Anezaki

By: Bernardo Urbani(Editor), Dionisios Youlatos(Editor), Andrzej T Antczak(Editor), Raymond HA Corbey(Foreword By)
400 pages
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