Davis, Simon J. M. Ancient Monuments Laboratory, London, United Kingdom.
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Zooarcheology or archeozoology is the study of animal remains from archeological sites. Most such remains derive from people's meals. In other words, zooarcheology is essentially the study of ancient garbage, mainly bones and teeth of mammals, as well as birds, fish, mollusks, and even insects. Zooarcheology helps to provide a more complete picture of people's environment and way of life, especially their economy, as reflected in the relationship between people and animals 100,000 or even just 100 years ago.
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