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The History of British Birds #2020

The History of British Birds The History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last years setting it in its wider historical and European context The authors one an ornithologist the other

  • Title: The History of British Birds
  • Author: Derek W. Yalden Umberto Albarella
  • ISBN: 9780199217519
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The History of British Birds By Derek W. Yalden Umberto Albarella, The History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last 15,000 years, setting it in its wider historical and European context The authors, one an ornithologist, the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes haThe History of British Birds reviews our knowledge of avifaunal history over the last 15,000 years, setting it in its wider historical and European context The authors, one an ornithologist, the other an archaeologist, integrate a wealth of archaeological data to illuminate and enliven the story, indicating the extent to which climatic, agricultural, and social changes have affected the avifauna They discuss its present balance, as well as predicting possible future changes It is a popular misconception that bird bones are rarely preserved compared with mammals , and cannot be reliably identified when they are found The book explores both these contentions, armed with a database of 9,000 records of birds that have been identified on archaeolgical sites Most are in England, but sites elsewhere in Great Britian, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Isles are included Britain s most numerous bird is also the most widespread in the archaeological record, but some of the charismatic species also have a rich historical pedigree For example, we can say quite a lot about the history of the Crane, Red Kite, White tailed Eagle and great Auk The history of many introduced domestic species can also be illuminated Even so, there remain uncertainties, posed by difficulties of dating or identification, the vagaries of the archaeological record or the ecological specialities of the birds themselves These issues are highlighted, thus posing research questions for others to answer And the commonest British bird, then and now Buy the book and read on

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    1. What have archaeologists ever done for us One, perhaps slightly trite, answer that I often give is that without knowing where we ve been we can t know where to go One area of research that may surprise many people is the biogeography of Britain s birds.This books begins from a simple enough premise a review of our knowledge of past distributions of birds in Britain but the scope of that task is breathtaking The authors collate information from zooarchaeological reports in every period and every [...]

    2. Kindled for 20 but supposed to be important for essay, even when it wasn t Interestingish book, telling the archaeological story of the birds in Britain from the Pliocene to the late medieval period There are small sections on each of the domestic birds and most common ones Eagle owl native, but gone by Early iron age Eagle Owl is not now present in Britain rather, it is, just one or two pairs, as a consequence of recent escapes, and most birders regard this as a dangerous introduction of a non [...]

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