The Stuff of Life: Animal Remains


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Film Description:Katherine Moore, Mainwaring Teaching Specialist, Zooarchaeology

Animal “stuff” in the Museum includes bones of animals dedicated as offerings, animal parts discarded as food, and animal parts made into ornaments and game pieces. Some of the oldest materials in the Museum are animal bones; hundreds of modern skeletons live in the CAAM labs at the Penn Museum. When archaeologists find bones, those bones can reveal the relationships that people have had with animals in ancient times. In this lecture, zooarchaeologist Katherine Moore will tell some of the most unexpected animal stories she has reconstructed while working on Penn Museum collections.
Video Category:Lecture
Video Date:02/06/2019
Tags: Zooarchaeology | Fossils

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