Many Modern Ecological problems such as rain forest destruction, decreasing marine harvests, and fire suppression are directly or indirectly anthropogenic. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology presents an argument that conservation biology and wildlife management cannot afford to ignore zooarchaeological research--the identification and analysis of faunal remains recovered from archaeological deposits. The editors contend that we can learn important lessons by studying long-term human and nonhuman influences on biota and ecosystems.
In this Volume 2 of the series on the use of physical techniques for the study of art, archaeology,
and cultural heritage, we continue our policy of choosing topics from widely different
fields of cultural heritage conservation. Also, we have chosen authors both in their
early and late careers.
In Chapter 1, Dudley Creagh writes on “Synchrotron radiation and its use in art,
archaeometry, and cultural heritage studies”. He is Professor and a Director of the Cultural
Heritage Research Centre at the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia....
The excavations conducted by the Greek Archæological Society at Athens from 1883 to 1889 have laid bare
the entire surface of the Acropolis, and shed an unexpected light upon the early history of Attic art. Many questions which once seemed unanswerable are now definitively answered, and, on the other hand, many new
questions have been raised.