16 August, 2023
Free bird talk
A PROFESSOR who specialises in Zooarchaeology will present a free talk on the history of relationships between birds and humans.
Professor Umberto Albarella is based at the University of Sheffield and is an expert on the history of relationships between human societies and animals.
His archaeological research has exposed a great deal of information about these relationships. Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains and from his work we have learned much about the important role of birds in shaping human societies.
In this talk, the potential of avian zooarchaeology to inform conservation strategies will be discussed, and examples provided.
It will be argued that, in our interpretation of current bird populations and behaviour, both the recent and more distant past matter. Interaction with humans is fundamental in our understanding of birds, and, as such, archaeology has a role to play in this investigation.
The free talk will take place in the Big Pub at Malanda on Thursday 24 August at 7.30pm.