Community Archaeology and Optimal Foraging Theory: A Journey from Eagle Lake to Paris, France
From Jeff Layne
M.A. Anthropology, CSU, Chico
Kevin Dalton’s talk is actually two presentations. The first is about a report he made at a zooarcheology conference held at Eagle Lake, near Susanville, in Lassen County, California. In the report, he outlines a community Archaeology project in Talus, New Mexico. The second part of the presentation is a report from the 11th conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology, held in Paris, France in 2010. In this report, Mr. Dalton looks at group size and hunting landscapes in the prehistoric western great basin. Zooarchaeology (or Archaeozoology, as it is known in Eurasia and Africa) is the study of animal bones from archaeological sites.
Recorded: September 16, 2010