ArchaeoAnimals podcast

ArchaeoAnimals

The Archaeology Podcast Network

This is a show about the connection between animals and humans in the past. Our experts, Alex Fitzpatrick and Simona Falanga will guide you through the interesting world of Zooarchaeology.

40 Episodes

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    Time Warped! Part Five - The Zooarchaeology of the Medieval Period - Ep 39

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    On the last instalment of the ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, Alex and Simona discuss animal exploitation in the Medieval period. Also ineffective door-to-door Beaker salesmen, snail-riding cats and confusing cave site stratigraphy. Links https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/medieval/ https://www.medievalists.net/2012/08/when-were-the-middle-ages-2/ Ashby, S.P. (2002) The role of zooarchaeology in the interpretation of socioeconomic status: a discussion with reference to Medieval Europe. Archaeological Review from Cambridge. pp. 37-59. http://bestiary.ca/intro.htm Fitzpatrick, A. (2019) Identification of avian remains from Covesea Cave 2, on the Moray Firth coast, northeastern Scotland. Cave and Karst. Yu, H. et al. (2021) Palaeogenomic analysis of black rat (Rattus rattus) reveals multiple European introductions associated with human economic history. Biorxiv [Preprint]. - Bramanti, B. et al. (2021) Assessing the origins of the European Plagues following the Black Death: A synthesis of genomic, historical, and ecological information. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sep 2021, 118 (36). - Hodges, R. (2012) Dark Age Economics, Bloomsbury Publishing Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Time Warped! Part Four: The Zooarchaeology of the Post Roman Period - Ep 38

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    In this episode of ArchaeoAnimals, Alex and Simona delve into the zooarchaeology of the post Roman period. Learn more about exquisitely carved combs, antler pottery stamps and very courageous sheep. Links JORVIK Viking Centre - a must see attraction in York Stanley West, 1985. 'West Stow, the Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk', East Anglian Archaeology 24 Crabtree, P. J. And Campana, D. V., 2013: Wool Production, Wealth and Trade in Middle Saxon England In Arbuckle, B. S. and McCarty, S., eds. Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, in press Pam Crabtree, 1989. 'West Stow, Suffolk: Anglo-Saxon Animal Husbandry', East Anglian Archaeology 47 Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Time Warped! Part Three: The Zooarchaeology of Roman Britain - Ep 37

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    In this third instalment of the ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, Alex and Simona discuss all things Roman: follow us on a journey into the highly varied Romano-British period. Bibliography https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/fishbourne-at-50-celebrating-half-a-century-at-a-unique-roman-palace.htm https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-28951148 https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/romes-homes-range.htm King, A. (1978) A Comparative Survey of Bone Assemblages from Roman Sites in Britain Institute of Archaeology - London 15 Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Time Warped! Part Two: The Zooarchaeology of the Later Prehistoric - Ep 36

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    This is episode part 2 of our ‘Time Warped’ miniseries, covering the zooarchaeology of Britain across time. The instalment covers what is known as the Later Prehistoric Period, which spans from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman conquest. This episode’s case studies are Flag Fen and Carn Euny. Links Must Farm Carn Euny Ancient Village Iron Age to Roman settlement with incorporated fogou and adjacent post-medieval cottage at Carn Euny Albarella, U. (2007) ‘The End of the Sheep Age: People and Animals in the Late Iron Age’, in Haselgrove, C. and Moore, T. (eds) The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 389–402. Dobney, K. and Ervynyck, A. (2007) ‘To Fish or Not to Fish? Evidence for the Possible Avoidance of Fish Consumption During the Iron Age Around the North Sea’, in Moore, C. H. and Tom (eds) The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond. Grant, A. (1989) ‘Economic or Symbolic? Animals and Ritual Behaviour’, in Garwood, P. et al. (eds) Sacred and Profane: Proceedings of a Conference on Archaeology, Ritual and Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology. Maltby, M. et al. (2018) ‘Counting Roman Chickens: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human-Chicken Interactions in Roman Britain’, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 19, pp. 1003–1015. Serjeantson, D. (2007) ‘Intensification of Animal Husbandry in the Late Iron Age? The Contribution of Sheep and Pigs’, in Haselgrove, C. and Pope, R. (eds) The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 80–93. Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Time Warped! Part One: The Zooarchaeology of the Early Prehistoric - Ep 35

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    This month we start a new 5 part mini series covering zooarchaeoogy through time. This episode focuses on the early prehistoric period (Palaeolithic - Early Bronze Age), where we’ll se the shift from hunting to farming and domestication. This episode’s case studies are Covesea Caves and Star Carr. Links http://www.starcarr.com/ https://coveseacavesproject.wordpress.com https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/investigating-the-isotopes-of-the-blick-mead-dog.htm Milner, N., Taylor, B., and Conneller, C. (2018) Star Carr Volume 1: A persistent place in a changing world. White Rose University Press. Milner, N., Taylor, B., and Conneller, C. (2018) Star Carr Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment. White Rose University Press. Serjeantson, D. (2011) "Review of animal remains from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Southern Britain." Spikins, P. (2000) Mesolithic Northern England :Environment, Population and Settlement. British Archaeological Reports British Series. Archaeopress. https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=80206&resourceID=19191 Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Gotta Dig 'Em All! The Zooarchaeology of Pokemon - Ep 34

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    Following a listener’s request, this month’s episode is all about the skeletal morphology of Pokemon. Learn more about oviparous ghosts, witness Simona’s confusion at the concept, and entertain the idea that Gyrados is actually Jörmungandr. Links Bulbugarden Sword and Shield Fossil Pokemon 12 Pokemon inspired by historicla events Guardians, Gods, Or Geodudes? Pokemon And Battling Animals Piltdown Hoax Pig statues in Bath Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    Eagle Eyed Zooarchaeology - Looking at the Digital Animals in Assassin's Creed - Ep 33

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    This month’s episode focuses on the creatures of the Assassin's Creed franchise. Unlike our previous video game episodes, where we reconstruct the morphology of fantasy creatures, we will explore the depiction of extant and extinct fauna in the historical reconstructions which form the basis of this video game franchise. Links Assasins Creed Fandom Great Auk in Assasins Creed Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular
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    A Little Bit of Zooarch, a Little Bit of Palaeontology...Let's Talk Megafauna and Extinct Species - Ep 32

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    Picture a world where dormice are the size of cats and hyenas roamed around Europe: welcome to the Pleistocene! Upon suggestion from one of our listeners, we explore the time period where zooarchaeology and palaeontology overlap. Bibliography Palombo, M.R. (2001). Endemic elephants of the Mediterranean Islands: knowledge, problems and perspectives. The World of Elephants, Proceedings of the 1st International Congress (October 16–20, 2001, Rome): 486–491. https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mythic-creatures/land/greek-giants Leighton, R (1999) Sicily Before History: An Archaeological Survey from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age, Cornell University Press https://beta.capeia.com/paleobiology/2017/09/21/the-lost-world-of-island-dwarfs-and-giants https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2020/november/giant-dormice-the-size-of-cats-used-to-live-on-sicily.html Kurten, B. (2007) Pleistocene Mammals of Europe, USA: Aldine Transaction https://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/collection/ https://twilightbeasts.org/2014/04/28/the-forgotten-sabretooth/ Pettitt, P. B., Bahn, P. & Ripoll, S. (2007). Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context. Oxford University Press. Charles, R., and Jacobi, R.M. (1994) "The lateglacial fauna from the Robin Hood Cave, Creswell Crags: a re-assessment." Oxford journal of archaeology 13.1: 1-32. Moleón, Marcos, et al. (2020) "Rethinking megafauna." Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287.1922 https://www.nps.gov/articles/mammoth-or-mastodon.htm#:~:text=Mastodon%20were%20shorter%20and%20stockier,flat%20surfaces%20for%20eating%20grass. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-was-megatherium.html Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!
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    Swooping is Bad, Bones are Better: The Zooarchaeology of Dragon Age - Ep 31

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    Join us on the latest part of our imagined videogame zooarchaeology series! Following popular demand, this episode is all about Bioware’s Dragon Age and its weird and wonderful creatures. Learn more about battle nugs, gibbering horrors and the Dragon Age version of ‘ritual’: it’s magic!! Sources Galinas, B. et al. (2015) Dragon Age: The World of Thedas - Volume 2 Dark Horse Comics Dragon Age Fandom Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!
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    The Hitchhikers: the animals we didn’t really want to take with us but life, uh, finds a way - Ep 30

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    What do the black rat and the grain weevil have in common? Learn more about the species mankind has ‘accidentally’ introduced, many now regarded as pests. Discover enchanting creatures such as the killer shrimp, and a beetle’s favourite past time. Links and References Invasive Non-Native Species Map National Wildlife Federation: Invasive Species O’Connor, T. & Sykes, N. (Eds.) (2010) Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna, Windgather Press Jones, R. (2015) House Guests House Pests: A Natural History of Animals in the Home London: Bloomsbury The Black Rat “Killer Shrimp” Leaves Wake of Destruction Quagga & Zebra Mussels Mussel Mass in Lake Ontario Contact Alex FitzpatrickTwitter: @archaeologyfitz Simona FalangaTwitter: @CrazyBoneLady Alex’s Blog: Animal Archaeology Music "Coconut - (dyalla remix)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UiKoouqaY Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular Find this show on the educational podcast app, Lyceum.fm!

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