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Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... More


Northeast India as an Indigenous Centre for the Domestication of Plants and Animals

Manjil Hazarika

in Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

Northeast India is situated at the nexus of the South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian biogeographical realms and harbours diverse biota, providing a unique opportunity to archaeologists and ... More


The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The only known Neolithic settlement in the Indian subcontinent is in Mehrgarh, which is situated in Baluchistan. The settlement set on the edge of the Indus plains. Three significant areas of ... More


Behavior, Stress, and Evolution in Light of the Novosibirsk Selection Experiments

Arkady L. Markel and Lyudmila N. Trut

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses experiments on animal domestication carried out by Dmitri Belyaev in 1958. Using silver black foxes (Vulpes vulpes) as subjects, Belyaev explored the role of the stress of the ... More


Agriculture and plant ecology

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter reviews the profound effect of agriculture on the region’s plant ecology, and the early role of plant and animal domestication in developing human societies. Most of the countries of ... More


Compassion, Commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J. M. Coetzee’s Recent Fiction

Allison Carruth

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the ethics of animal domestication and commodification in the novels of South African writer J. M. Coetzee, with particular reference to the human treatment of animals within ... More


Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Manjil Hazarika

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

Northeast India forms a kaleidoscope of a variety of people having distinct culture, ethnicity, religion, language, and physiology, and can be considered as a melting pot of various ethnic cultures ... More


“Such Confusion As I Never Dreamt”: Indigenous Reasonings in an Unreasonable City, 1766–1785

Coll Thrush

in Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300206302
eISBN:
9780300224863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206302.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how the the combination of animal domestication and widespread urbanization across Europe, Asia, and Africa had led to the development of epidemic diseases against which ... More


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