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Title Animals and inequality in the ancient world / edited by Benjamin S. Arbuckle, Sue Ann McCarty
Published Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2014
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Contents Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World : An Introduction / Benjamin Arbuckle and Sue Ann McCarty -- Chapter 1. Animals and the State : The Role of Animals in State-Level Rituals in Mesoamerica / Nawa Sugiyama, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Fabiola Torres, and Raúl Valadez -- Chapter 2. Entering the Underworld : Animal Offerings at the foot of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan / Leonardo López Luján, Ximena Chávez Balderas, Belem Zúñiga-Arellano, Alejandra Aguirre Molina, and Norma Valentín Maldonado -- Chapter 3. The Luxury of Variety : Animals and Social Distinction at the Wari site of Cerro Baúl, Southern Peru / Susan D. deFrance -- Chapter 4. Shifting Patterns of Maya Social Complexity Through Time : Preliminary Zooarchaeological Results From San Bartolo, Guatemala / Ashley E. Sharpe, William A. Saturno, and Kitty F. Emery -- Chapter 5. Animals as Symbols, Animals as Resources : The Elite Faunal Record in the Mississippian World / H. Edwin Jackson -- Chapter 6. The Parrots of Paquimé : a Look at the Role of Aviculture in Thirteenth Century Northern Mexico / Abigail Holeman -- Chapter 7. Ritual, Cuisine, and Commensal Politics at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico / Adam S. Watson -- Chapter 8. Pelts and Provisions : Faunal Remains and the Emergence of Social Inequality in Central Coastal California / Charlotte K. Sunseri -- Chapter 9. Animals and Social Change : A Case of the Middle Neolithic in the North European Plain / Arkadiusz Marciniak -- Chapter 10. Inequality and the Origins of Wool Production in Central Anatolia / Benjamin S. Arbuckle -- Chapter 11. Tracing Inequality from Assur to Kültepe/Kanesh : Merchants, Donkeys, and Clay Tablets / Levent Atici -- Chapter 12. Animal, Human, God : Pathways of Shang Animality and Divinity / Roderick Campbell -- Chapter 13. Inequality on the surface : Horses, power, and community in the Mongolian Bronze Age / Joshua Wright -- Chapter 14. Pythons, Pigs, and Political Process in the Hueda Kingdom, Benin, West African A.D. 1650-1727 / Neil L. Norman -- Chapter 15. "Tails" of Romanization : Animals and Inequality in the Roman Mediterranean Context / Michael MacKinnon -- Chapter 16. Wool Production, Wealth and Trade in Middle Saxon England / Pam J. Crabtree and Douglas V. Campana -- Chapter 17. The Rhetoric of Meat Apportionment : Evidence for Exclusion, Inclusion and Social Position in Medieval England / Naomi Sykes
Summary "Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World explores the current trends in the social archaeology of human-animal relationships, focusing on the ways in which animals are used to structure, create, support, and even deconstruct social inequalities. The authors provide a global range of case studies from both New and Old World archaeology--a royal Aztec dog burial, the monumental horse tombs of Central Asia, and the ceremonial macaw cages of ancient Mexico among them. They explore the complex relationships between people and animals in social, economic, political, and ritual contexts, incorporating animal remains from archaeological sites with artifacts, texts, and iconography to develop their interpretations. Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World presents new data and interpretations that reveal the role of animals, their products, and their symbolism in structuring social inequalities in the ancient world. The volume will be of interest to archaeologists, especially zooarchaeologists, and classical scholars of pre-modern civilizations and societies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animals and civilization -- History -- To 1500.
Animals -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Civilization, Ancient.
Equality -- History -- To 1500.
Human-animal relationships -- History -- To 1500.
Social archaeology.
Form Electronic book
Author Arbuckle, Benjamin S.
McCarty, Sue Ann.
ISBN 1457188619
1607322862 (electronic bk)
9781607322863 (electronic bk)