Beastly Questions: Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues (ARC2134)

15 credits

Human-animal relationships in their multifarious forms are fundamental to all societies – they shape diet, health, economies, landscapes and beliefs, but they also reflect cultural ideologies. The study of human-animal interactions can, therefore, provide detailed information about the structure and worldviews of past societies. By integrating evidence from zooarchaeology, archaeology, cultural geography, social anthropology, history and iconography, this module sets out to provide new insights into mainstream archaeological questions.