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Taphonomy and Interpretation: An Analytical Framework for Social Zooarchaeology

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In: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 320-337.

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Orton, DC 2012, 'Taphonomy and Interpretation: An Analytical Framework for Social Zooarchaeology', International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 320-337. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1212

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Orton, D. C. (2012). Taphonomy and Interpretation: An Analytical Framework for Social Zooarchaeology. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 22(3), 320-337. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1212

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Orton DC. Taphonomy and Interpretation: An Analytical Framework for Social Zooarchaeology. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2012 May;22(3):320-337. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1212

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Orton, D. C. / Taphonomy and Interpretation : An Analytical Framework for Social Zooarchaeology. In: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 320-337.

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