This handbook provides advice on best practice for the recovery, publication and archiving of animal bones and teeth from Holocene archaeological sites (ie from approximately the last 10,000 years). It has been written for local authority archaeology advisors, consultants, museum curators, project managers, excavators and zooarchaeologists, with the aim of ensuring that approaches are suitable and cost-effective. The objectives are to: highlight zoo archaeological considerations in project planning; provide recommendations for zoo archaeological recovery, assessment, analysis, reporting and archiving and provide guidance on minimum standards.
Contributing authors include Lucy Allott, Gemma Ayton, James Barrett, Jennifer Browning, Eva Fairnell, Chris Gleed-Owen, Andy Hammon, Lorrain Higbee, Matilda Holmes, Richard Madgwick, Mark Maltby, James Morris, Rebecca Nicholson, Terry O’Connor, David Orton, Dale Serjeantson, Richard Thomas, Sylvia Warman and Jim Williams.
- Highlights zooarchaeological considerations in project planning;
- Provides recommendations for zooarchaeological recovery, assessment, analysis, reporting and archiving;
- Provides guidance on minimum standards.