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Methodological considerations for icthyoarchaeology from the Tron Bon Lei sequence, Alor, Indonesia

Samper Carro, Sofia Cristina; Louys, Julien; O'Connor, Susan


The analysis of fish remains from Island Southeast Asian archaeological assemblages constitutes one of the main ways to examine human subsistence in the region. Methodological difficulties, however, such as the lack of diagnostic features permitting taxonomic and anatomical identification of fish bones, often results in only a small fraction of a fish assemblage analysed. Taphonomic processes are often not explicitly considered in many aquatic zooarchaeological analyses, leading to a dearth of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2017.09.006


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