MONDINI Nora Mariana
Colonisation, Migration, and Marginal Areas. A Zooarchaeological Approach.
MONDINI, M., S. MUÑOZ Y S. WICKLER
Oxbow Books (Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Durham, August 2002, serie ed. por K. Dobney, P. Rowley-Conwy y U. Albarella).
Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2004 p. 128
Marginal areas have often been considered so not only geographically, but also in terms of their relevance for understanding our past. This assumption has been challenged, though, by regarding them as important as any other region for understanding hominid evolution and other aspects of our history, either in the remote past or in recent times (e.g., Gamble 1992, 1993; Coles and Mills 1998). It has now been acknowledged that marginality is definitely not an inherent property of certain areas or environments, but it is a relative quality. It is relative not only to the characteristics of these places and environments, but also to those of the species and populations involved. These, in turn, are not constant but vary with history. The contributions to the session have covered a range of issues regarding behavioural variability in marginal areas from a zooarchaeological standpoint. They describe a variety of instances from different parts of the globe, namely from Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America.