Zooarchaeology

Zooarchaeology, or faunal analysis, is the study of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Zooarchaeology provides archaeologists with a powerful tool for addressing a broad range of questions about historic and prehistoric behavior. While our analyses are tailored to meet each client’s research needs, our reports typically include species identification, season(s) of site occupation, site formational history, spatial analysis, socioeconomic and ethnic status, settlement and subsistence patterns, butchery and food processing, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.