This episode originally aired on March 4, 2018. The hosts were Chelsi Slotten and Emily Long with guest Alex Fitzpatrick. Do they have squirrels in Scotland? Maybe you enjoy in depth discussions about ancient ceramics. In today’s episode we discuss one of the myriad of sub-fields within archaeology, with zooarchaeologist Alex Fitzpatrick. We cover what is zooarchaeology (in short animal bones), how it has been used to learn about humans and the world in the past, and some of the projects she works on. We also discuss some of Alex’s work on various science communication projects.
Forbes, Earliest Evidence for Turkey Domestication in Tennessee: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/11/21/earliest-archaeological-evidence-of-turkey-domestication-found-in-tennessee/?sh=1b7751bcfd37