Historical questions - zooarchaeological answers
DECEMBER 12th 2019
9.30 - 17.30
UNIVERSITY of AMSTERDAM
SINGEL 425 AMSTERDAM
Historical questions - zooarchaeological answers is the second joint workshop co-organized by the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen exploring new developments in method and theory in zooarchaeology.
The sub-field of zooarchaeology has reached maturity in the last 50 years and now informs all fields of archaeological inquiry, from the distant prehistoric past, to forensic investigations of recent faunal remains. The aim of this workshop is to explore the particular challenges that are posed when working on historically documented time periods. Does the presence of textual sources make our lives as specialist researchers easier? Or simply complicate our interpretations of faunal remains? We are seeking papers that explore human animal interactions and relationships from a variety of perspectives demonstrating the opportunities as well as the potential pitfalls that arise when one attempts to combine archaeological data with evidence from documentary and or epigraphic sources.