Archives for the ‘dogs’ Category

Reflection Post

By • Aug 29th, 2013 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

Well, it’s the end of the line, sort of. I am pleased with what I was able to accomplish this summer, although I had hoped to do a little more.  Comparing skull types and discerning pathologies proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Luckily, I am by no means through with this project…. [Continue Reading]

Dog Fighting in England and Colonial America

By • Aug 25th, 2013 • Category: anthropology, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

So, I am reaching the end of my project, and I still sometimes feel that I am not much closer in reaching a conclusive interpretation for the dog burials.  I have, however, learnt much along the way about the possibilities that may have occurred.  One possibility is that these dogs may have been used for… [Continue Reading]

The Dog-Human Bond: A Millinnea-Long “Tail”

By • Jul 16th, 2013 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

Anthropology is not all about cold, hard facts, which I have presented here thus far.  Being human involves a much more complex set of emotions, ideas, and history than a snapshot of a dog could ever capture.  The human-dog relationship extends back thousands of years and is still important worldwide.  To really understand our relationship… [Continue Reading]

Putting Together the Puzzle

By • Jun 18th, 2013 • Category: anthropology, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

So, I’ve been working with the dog skeletons for the past couple of weeks, but I actually started with them at the beginning of the spring semester, gluing bones together.  Unfortunately, the remains did not remain undisturbed during the last 240ish years that they’ve been buried.  A drain pipe jumbled one burial that had the… [Continue Reading]

Abstract: Osteological Analysis of 18th Century Dog Remains

By • Feb 21st, 2013 • Category: Colonial Williamsburg, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

I first became interested in zooarchaeology this summer when I took an archaeological field methods class.  To that effect, I went to the archaeological lab in Colonial Williamsburg to see if they had material for me to work with. I expected a faunal assemblage of miscellaneous food remains, but what I found out instead was… [Continue Reading]

Morbid Dispute

By • Jul 30th, 2008 • Category: anthropology, dogs, Honors Thesis, Research

A couple weeks ago, my roommate and I got into an argument over how morbid/strange my research topic is. I think this was in part brought on by my complaints of “Oh my God I don’t care about arrow heads or the stupid trash pits! Where are the bodies?” Finding dead dogs can be difficult […]

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