wood and charcoalarchaeobotany; plant macrofossilsfossil insects; archaeoentomologymolluscspalaeohydrology and climateanimal bone; zooarchaeologypollen; palynologyhuman bone; osteoarchaeologyintestinal parasite

Animal bone

Animal bones are often among the most numerous bioarchaeological remains found on archaeological sites. They provide information on diet, domestication and husbandry, ritual and sporting activities and the use of skin, bone, horn and antler for artefact manufacture. In addition, incremental information from large samples of bones and teeth has the potential to contribute to a broader understanding of seasonality and environmental reconstruction.


Independent and company based members:


Bermingham, Dr Nora___email: nbermingham@ipean.ie


Academic and research institution members are invited to join IPEAN

Irish Palaeoecology and Environmental Archaeology Network

contact: info@ipean.ie