Zooarchaeological analysis

Zooarchaeological analysis refers to the study of faunal remains. It can shed light on questions of diet, food preparation, consumption and disposal, seasonality and site formation processes. Information recorded for each specimen at Olynthos includes age, fragmentation, preservation, pathology, sex, evidence for heating or burning, and cut marks related to butchery practices. Material is recorded by context and quantified to allow direct comparison between contexts and with ceramics from the same context.

Further Reading:
E.J. Reitz and E.S. Wing 2008.  Zooarchaeology.  Cambridge.