An International Symposium In Memoriam of

Prof. Dr. Angela von den Driesch (1934-2012) Saturday, 06/10/2012, 9:00-18:00


Archaeozoology is the study of ubiquitous archaeological animal remains. Using powerful analytical tools such as comparative osteology, isotope geochemistry, palaeogenetics, taphonomy and others, archaeozoologists pursue an enormous variety of research topics that range from the emergence of human symbolic behavior in Middle Stone Age Africa 75,000 years ago to conserving present-day marine ecosystems and saving them for future generations. Archaeozoology is also vital to understanding the rich cultural and natural heritage of Anatolia.
This one-day symposium will be an exchange among world’s leading archaeozoologists (members of the International Committee of the International Council of Archaeozoology) and archaeologists based in Turkey, an anthro-zoological journey through the globe (from Patagonia to China) and human history (from the Palaeolithic to the Ottoman times), and a platform to discuss the universal problems of archaeology and archaeozoology.
We kindly invite you to join us at this unique event and become part of the burgeoning dialogue between international archaeozoology and Anatolian archaeology.
The symposium will be held in memory of Prof. Dr. Angela von den Driesch, who has been dubbed ‘the mother of archaeozoology’. Prof. von den Driesch worked, from Fikirtepe to Göbeklitepe, at a great number of archaeological sites in Turkey.
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9:00 - Welcome and opening remarks
László Bartosiewicz (ICAZ president)
Canan Çakırlar (organisor)
Scott Redfod (director of RCAC)
Surviving as hunter-gatherers
9:20 - Sea lion zooarchaeology in southern Patagonia
Sebastián Muñoz (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas -Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
9:40 - Human-carnivore interactions in the Andean Puna: analyzing the archaeological record of early hunter-gatherers from a taphonomic perspective
Mariana Mondini (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
10:00 - Bioclimate indicators for the Late Glacial Maximum in the Iberian Peninsula
Ariane Burke & L. Bourgeon (University of Montreal, Canada)
10:20 - The archaeology of the southern coasts of Patagonia
Luis Alberto Borrero (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas-IMHICIHU, Argentina)
10:40-11:00 – Coffee break
Managing life in settlements: Environmental adaptations, ritual, and social complexity
11:00 - Post-Pleistocene coastal adaptations revisited
Elizabeth J. Reitz (Georgia Museum of Natural History, University of Georgia, USA)
11:20 - A preliminary study in odontochronology for the pig domestication in Central China
Xiaolin Ma (Henan Administration of Cultural Heritage, Zhengzhou, China), Anne Pike-Tay (Vassar College, USA)
11:40 - Small island wild boar: a new perspective for the Neolithisation of Cyprus (12.5-10 kyrs calBP)
Jean-Denis Vigne (Natural History Museum, France)
12:00 - The use of animals in ritual offerings at Monte Papalucio, Oria (southern Italy)
Umberto Albarella (Sheffield University, UK), Claudia Minniti (Sheffield University, UK) & Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin (Salento University, Italy)
12:20 - Zooarchaeology and societal complexity in the Bronze and Iron Ages of the southern Levant: a research framework
Guy Bar-Oz, Nimrod Marom, & Lior Weissbrod (Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel)
12:40-13:40 – Lunch break
Exploring frontiers, negotiating diversity
13:40 - δN15 of sheep and cattle in the marine environment of the terpen area
Wietske Prummel (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
14:00 - The Iron Age caprines from A Lanzada (Pontevedra, Spain): the origins of a Galician breed of sheep?
Marta Moreno-Garcia (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
14:20 The zoological profile of a trade post at the end of the world: conclusions from the faunal remains of Phoenician Mogador, Morocco
Christian Küchelmann (Knochenarbeit, Germany)
14:40 Late Roman animal use in Egypt: faunal remains from the sites of Amheida and Ain-al-Gedida, Dakleh Oasis, Western Egypt
Pam J. Crabtree (New York University, USA)
15:00 Animals on the edge…
László Bartosiewicz (Edinburgh University-Loránd Eötvös University, Scottland-Hungary)
15:20-15:40 – Coffee break
State of archaeozoology in the world and in Turkey
15:40 Archaeozoology for Turkey: A game plan, now!
Canan Çakırlar (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands) & Gülçin Ilgezdi (Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi, Turkey)
16:00 Data publishing in archaeozoology
Sarah Whitcher Kansa (Alexandria Archive Institute, USA)
16:20 Latin America and its growing interest in archaeozoology
Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Felisa J. Aguilar-Arellano, Eduardo Corona (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México); & Guillermo Mengoni-Goñalons (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
16:40 “What have you done for me lately?”: the relevance of archaeozoology
Gregory Monks (University of Manitoba, Canada)
17:00 Some thoughts on the zooarchaeology of Turkey based on three decades of teaching and advising. KEY NOTE.
Richard Meadow (Anthropology Department, Harvard University, USA)
17:20 Angela von den Driesch and the contribution of the Institute of Palaeoanatomy, Domestication Research and the History of Veterinary Medicine to archaeozoology in Turkey
Joris Peters (University of Munich, Germany)
17:40 General discussion
18:00 Closing remarks