project . 2018 - 2023 . On going

DOMESTICATION

Domestication in Action - Tracing Archaeological Markers of Human-Animal Interaction
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 756431 Call for proposal: ERC-2017-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,490,920 EURFunder Contribution: 1,490,920 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2018
    End Date
    31 Jan 2023
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The project will create new methodology for identification and interpretation of animal domestication, with a case study pertaining to reindeer domestication among the indigenous Sámi in northern Fennoscandia. Identification of early animal domestication is complicated due to the limited human control over the animals’ life cycles in early stages of domestication, leading to difficulties in interpreting morphological and genetic data, as well as in using traditional concepts and definitions of domestication. These problems are especially pressing in the study of reindeer domestication, characterized by very limited human control over animals. However, understand...
Description
The project will create new methodology for identification and interpretation of animal domestication, with a case study pertaining to reindeer domestication among the indigenous Sámi in northern Fennoscandia. Identification of early animal domestication is complicated due to the limited human control over the animals’ life cycles in early stages of domestication, leading to difficulties in interpreting morphological and genetic data, as well as in using traditional concepts and definitions of domestication. These problems are especially pressing in the study of reindeer domestication, characterized by very limited human control over animals. However, understand...
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