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Methods and problems in zoo-archaeology

Zoo-archaeology as a discipline in its own right has only become established during the last 20-30 years. Most zoo-archaeologists originally trained either as zoologists or as archaeologists. They have worked in different parts of the world-often quite independently of one another. This has led to the development of different methods-particularly the ways of counting and measuring bones. Perhaps the most serious shortcoming is that investigators vary in their ability to identify bones correctly.