National Zooarchaeological Reference Resource (NZRR)

Eva Heslop Fairnell (Editor), David Clive Orton (Editor)

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As part of Historic England (HE)’s Improving Sector Reference Resources project (project 7306), the aim of the Building a National Zooarchaeological Reference Resource (NZRR) project (project 7444) is to improve accessibility to zooarchaeological reference collections and facilitate zooarchaeological research across all sectors. Led by David Orton and Eva Fairnell at the University of York, a workshop was held in May 2016 to ascertain the needs of the zooarchaeological community. After the workshop and further consultation, curators of zooarchaeological collections were invited to submit their data for inclusion in the NZRR. As a result, the NZRR comprises submissions from universities, museums, the public sector and private collections. Further information can be found on the Building a National Zooarchaeological Reference Resource project page.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherArchaeology Data Service
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2017


  • zooarchaeology
  • reference collections
  • osteology
  • skeletal collections
  • zoology

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