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Event 10th International Meeting of the ICAZ-working group

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Period [28/06/2011 - 30/06/2011]
Event location Big Auditorium, RBINS Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels
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The ASWA working group (, this site opens in a new window) was created in 1990, during the 6th International Conference of the ‘International Council of Archaeozoology’, in Washington D.C. (USA). The purpose of this working group is to stimulate the communication between researchers working on animal remains from archaeological sites in the Near East and adjacent areas (including eastern Europe, northern Africa, central Asia and southern Asia). The meetings are organised every two years.

The meetings deal with a wide range of topics related to the human-animal interactions, including, among others, the process of domestication and the management of domestic animals, extinctions, hunting practices, and the role of animals in ritual, as well as various methodological issues. Moreover, contributions are not limited to purely archaeozoological studies, but researchers using biochemical, stable isotopes, and DNA-analyses, and statistical methods are also encouraged to present their results. Periods under investigation range from the Pleistocene up to sub-recent times.

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