Zooarchaeology

Traceology or microscopic use-wear analysis is an archaeological method, which, with a help of a microscope, looks for characteristic traces of usage on surfaces of tools. Sometimes it can help to find also some specific traces of a damage or residua, which can help to...

Teeth cementum microstructures analysis is often used for an age determination of humans and animals. The cementum grows during the entire life of an individual. The cementum growths are studied on thin sections, which are made in the first third of a tooth root...

Archaeogenetic was established as an independent discipline at the beginning of 1990s and it has been developing for many years also in Central Europe (see a conclusive article by Pavelka and Šmejda, 2007)...

Stable isotope analyses (C, N, O and Sr) have been for a relatively long time used in geochemistry, geochronology and geology. The Strontium isotopes ratio (87Sr/86Sr) is used in geology for example for a dating of sea sediments and intrusive igneous rocks...

Archaeozoology or zooarchaeology is a scientific discipline studying faunal remains from archaeological sites, such as bones and teeth of vertebrata, mollusc shells etc. The aim of this discipline is to study developments of the relationships between humans and animals...