Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America

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  • Author(s): Lyman, R. Lee
  • Series:
    Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology
  • Publication Information:
    Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press. 2016
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America illuminates the researcher and his lasting contribution to a field that has largely ignored him in its history. The few brief histories of North American zooarchaeology suggest that Paul W. Parmalee, John E. Guilday, Elizabeth S. Wing, and Stanley J. Olsen laid the foundation of the field. Only occasionally is Theodore White (1905–77) included, yet his research is instrumental for understanding the development of zooarchaeology in North America. R. Lee Lyman works to fill these gaps in the historical record and revisits some of White's analytical innovations from a modern perspective. A comparison of publications shows that not only were White's zooarchaeological articles first in print in archaeological venues but that he was also, at least initially, more prolific than his contemporaries. While the other “founders” of the field were anthropologists, White was a paleontologist by training who studied long-extinct animals and their evolutionary histories. In working with remains of modern mammals, the typical paleontological research questions were off the table simply because the animals under study were too recent. And yet White demonstrated clearly that scholars could infer significant information about human behaviors and cultures. Lyman presents a biography of Theodore White as a scientist and a pioneer in the emerging field of modern anthropological zooarchaeology.
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      9780803285576. 9780803290549.
    • Accession Number:
      941140644
    • Accession Number:
      1255945
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    • ABNT:
      LYMAN, R. L. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. ISBN 9780803285576. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945. Acesso em: 30 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lyman RL. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. University of Nebraska Press; 2016. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945
    • APA:
      Lyman, R. L. (2016). Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. University of Nebraska Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lyman, R. Lee. 2016. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945.
    • Harvard:
      Lyman, R. L. (2016) Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945 (Accessed: 30 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lyman, RL 2016, Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America, Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, viewed 30 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lyman, R.Lee. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. University of Nebraska Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lyman, R. Lee. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lyman RL. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America [Internet]. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 30]. (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1255945