Visn. Nac. Akad. Nauk Ukr. 2016. (7):55-68

Ye.Yu. Yanish
Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv


Archaeozoology is a discipline at the interface of biology, archeology and paleontology. It studies the activities of mankind in the historical past and it allows reconstructing the features of livelihoods and economic activity of ancient people. It is possible to reconstruct paleoclimatic, paleoecological and paleoeconomic conditions of the ancient settlements and entire regions, and to obtain faunistic data on areals of species in different epochs on the basis of archaeological research. Yet another purpose of such research is identification of morphological features of animals, the extent and causes of their variation in time. The rapid development of archaeozoology in the world places it among the most promising and sought-after directions of national science.
Keywords: archaeozoology, archeology, paleoecology, paleoeconomics, interdisciplinary studies.

Language of article: ukrainian


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