Celebrating the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Sheffield’s zooarchaeology team edit significant new volumeDr Umberto Albarella

Last week, Sheffield Archaeology celebrated the publication of The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology. Edited by Umberto Albarella and members of the zooarchaeology team, including current and former students, this volume provides a global overview of the field from its leading scholars.

The volume includes 47 chapters written by leading scholars in the field, which incorporate case studies from across five continents. They provide a sense of the dynamism of the discipline, the many approaches and methods adopted by different schools and traditions, and an idea of the huge range of interactions that have occurred between people and animals throughout the world and its history.

The volume was co-edited by:

  • Umberto Albarella, Reader in Zooarchaeology at Sheffield
  • Mauro Rizzetto, current Sheffield PhD student working on the development of animal husbandry during the late Roman to early medieval periods
  • Hannah Russ, Honorary Research fellow in the Department of Archaeology at Sheffield and a Post-Excavation Manager at Northern Archaeological Associates
  • Kim Vickers, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and former Sheffield PhD student
  • Sarah Viner-Daniels, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and former Sheffield PhD student