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Dogs: Archaeology beyond Domestication

Brandi Bethke and Amanda Burtt


The relationship between humans and dogs has garnered considerable attention within archaeological research around the world. Investigations into the lived experiences of domestic dogs have proven to be an intellectually productive avenue for better understanding humanity in the past. This book examines the human-canine connection by moving beyond asking when, why, or how the dog was domesticated. While these questions are fundamental, beyond them lies a rich and textured history of humans maintaining a bond with another species through cooperation and companionship over thousands of years. Di ... More

Keywords: Dogs, Human-canine connection, Archaeological research, Domesticated animal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066363
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brandi Bethke, editor
University of Oklahoma

Amanda Burtt, editor
Indiana University, Bloomington

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Brandi Bethke and Amanda Burtt

3 Dog Life and Death in an Ancestral Pueblo Landscape

Victoria Monagle and Emily Lena Jones

4 The Archaeology of Dogs at the Precontact Site of Nunalleq, Western Alaska

Edouard Masson-MacLean, Ellen McManus-Fry, and Kate Britton

6 Scavenger and Sentry

Nerissa Russell

7 Dog Days to Horse Days

Brandi Bethke

9 Between Ethnography and Prehistory

Loukas Koungoulos and Melanie Fillios

10 Powerful Pups

Victoria Moses

11 Conclusion

Robert J. Losey

End Matter