A través de la Dra. Annelise Binois-Roman (email@example.com), joven e inquieta experta ya en arqueopatología, nos llega una propuesta de participación en el congreso que el año próximo se celebrará en Ankara (Turquía), organizada en el seno del Consejo Internacional de Arqueozoología
Dado que entre los amigos ya hay expertos arqueozoólogos y arqueopatólogos, creo que esta noticia, caso de no conocerla, les alegrará el día.
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Animal Health in Archaeology: Integrating Landscapes, Populations, and Individuals Session proposal – ICAZ 2018 Ankara
Katherine Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) Annelise Binois (email@example.com)
Animal health and wellbeing are essential concerns for people caring for domesticated animals, but are also signals of human health and wellbeing. Zooarchaeologists have long recorded individual pathologies from skeletal remains. This lesional approach is however often limited by the difficulty of diagnosing non-specific lesions, and by the limited scope of results obtained on individual specimens. In this symposium, we aim to address issues of animal health on a populational scale, and attempt to integrate the paleopathological data with other factors of animal lives discerned from archaeological and zooarchaeological data.
Patterns of stress and injury observed in large assemblages may indeed reveal important information about the entire animal population and the relationship of animals to human activities and conditions. Epidemiological investigations on large faunal samples can allow the diagnosis of otherwise unrecognizable conditions. Concerns for animal health can also be detected in tooth wear, in isotopic data for feeding and herd movement, in evidence for corrals, pens, and other protective structures, in herd demography, in the locations of settlements and water control features on the landscape, and in the ways diseased animal carcasses were disposed of. The integration of data from all these lines of evidence, and many more, can thus offer us a broader perspective on the topic of animal health in archaeology.