By Juliet Clutton-Brock
Drawing at the most up-to-date examine in archaeozoology, archaeology, and molecular biology, Animals as Domesticates lines the heritage of the domestication of animals worldwide. From the llamas of South the US and the turkeys of North the USA, to the livestock of India and the Australian dingo, this attention-grabbing booklet explores the heritage of the complicated relationships among people and their family animals. With professional perception into the organic and cultural approaches of domestication, Clutton-Brock indicates how the human intuition for nurturing can have remodeled relationships among predator and prey, and she or he explains how animals became partners, cattle, and employees. The altering face of domestication is traced from the unfold of the earliest cattle round the Neolithic outdated international via historic Egypt, the Greek and Roman empires, South East Asia, and as much as the trendy business age.
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I am indebted to Seven Bryant (Michigan State University) for obtaining all the copyright permissions for the illustrations and for sorting out the ensuing complications. My thanks are due to Richard Meadow (director of the Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Peabody Museum, Harvard University) for illustrations and for his comments on the draft of chapter 7. I would like to thank James Serpell (University of Pennsylvania) for writing his very supportive foreword. Finally, I thank those authors and institutions that have allowed their illustrations to be reproduced without charge: Agnes Arnold-Forster, Joel Berger, Louis Chaix, Joost Crouwel, Galen Frysinger, Colin Groves, Rebecca Jewell, Richard Meadow, Steven Mithen, Joan Oates, Bob Partridge, Julian Thomas, Laverne Waddington, Ya-Ping Zhang, Amerind Foundation, Free World Academy, Hungarian National Museum, Kenyon Institute, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
I. Title. 08'2 -dc23 2011031274 Cover design by Erin Kirk New Book design by Scribe Inc. com) Cover art is of a caravan of Arctic reindeer herders on the move and is reproduced with permission from yvind Ravna's Photo Collection. Back cover art is a seal from Mohenjo-Daro (2500 BCE) showing an Indian elephant and is used courtesy of Richard H. Meadow. Michigan State University Press is a member of the Green Press Initiative and is committed to developing and encouraging ecologically responsible publishing practices.
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