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California, US: Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Ecological Field Course

Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology

Identify and interpret animal remains in the western U.S. in this laboratory-based field course. Students will learn about the nature of the archaeofaunal record, units of quantification, taphonomy, the selective utilization of animals, and foraging theory. Analyses of such remains is beneficial both to the study of past human subsistence strategies as well as to paleoecologic and paleoclimatic reconstructions. This problem-oriented study will culminate in a conference during which the results will be presented.

 

Students work with Dr. Frank E. Bayham (fbayham@csuchico.edu), a Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Chico and former president of the Society for California Archaelogy. He has over 30 years of experience in zooarchaeological instruction and research in western North America.

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