This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This text looks at human-animal interactions, especially some of the less well known aspects of the field. A number of studies in the book document some of the vast changes humankind has wrought upon the natural environment through the movement of various species of animals around the world. These chapters provide contributions to the understanding of contemporary ecological problems, especially the deforestation taking place to provide grazing for live-stock. The 31 contributions offer a shop-window of approaches, primarily from a biological perspective.
Table of Contents
Foreword P.J. Ucko Preface. Introduction Part 1: Domestication Introduction J. Clutton-Brock 1. Pet-keeping and Animal Domestication: A Reappraisal James Serpell 2. Definitions of Animal Domestication Sandor Bokonyi 3. Defining Domestication: A Clarification Pierre Ducos 4. Some Observations on Modern Domestication Processes Sytze Bottema 5. Feral Mammals of the Mediterranean Islands: Documents of Early Domestication Colin P. Groves 6. Escaped Domestic Animals and the Introduction of Agriculture to Spain Iain Davidson 7. Evidences for the Impact of Traditional Spanish Animal Uses in Parts of the New World Elizabeth S. Wing 8. Osteological Evidence for the Process of Animal Domestication Richard H. Meadow 9. Animal Exploitation and the Phasing of the Transition from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic Hans-Peter Uerpmann 10. A Two-part, Two-stage Model of Domestication Frank Hole 11. The Domestic Horse of the Pre-Ch'in Period in China Chow Ben-Shun 12. Utilization of Domestic Animals in Pre- and Protohistoric India P.K. Thomas Part 2: Pastoralism Introduction J. Clutton-Brock 13. The Origins of Migration and Animal Husbandry in the Steppes of Eastern Europe Valentin Pavlovich Shilov 14. Pastoralism in Southwest Asia: The Second Millennium BC Juris Zarins 15. Farming to Pastoralism: Effects of Climatic Change in the Deccan M.K. Dhavalikar 16. The Changing Role of Reindeer in the Life of the Sami Pekka Aikio 17. The Geographical Distribution and Function of Sheep Flock Leaders: A Cultural Aspect of the Man-domesticated Animal Relationship in Southwestern Eurasia Yutaka Tani 18. Cattle in Ancient North Africa Juliet Clutton-Brock 19. The Development of Pastoralism in East Africa Peter Robertshaw 20. Cattle and Cognition: Aspects of Maasai Practical Reasoning John G. Galaty 21. Prehispanic Pastoralism in Northern Peru Tom McGreevy 22. Andean Pastoralism and Inca Ideology Gordon Brotherston 23. Origins and Development of Andean Pastoralism: An Overview of the Last 6000 Years David L. Browman 24. Are Llama-herders in the South Central Andes True Pastoralists? Mario A. Rabey Part 3: Predation Introduction J. Clutton-Brock 25. Did Large Predators Keep Humans Out of North America? Valerius Geist 26. Hunting in Pre-Columbian Panama: A Diachronic Perspective Richard G. Cooke and Anthony J. Ranere 27. Shells and Settlement: European Implications of Oyster Exploitation Derek Sloan 28. Effects of Human Predation and Changing Environment on Some Mollusc Species on Tongatapu, Tonga Dirk H.R. Spennemann 29. Rocky Cape Revisited: New Light on Prehistoric Tasmanian Fishing Sarah M. Colley and Rhys Jones 30. Mutualism Between Man and Honeyguide Alex Hooper 31. Cova Negra and Gorham's Cave: Evidence of the Place of Birds in Mousterian Communities Anne Eastham