Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series (VIRTUAL)
“Archaeology Invisible but Zooarchaeology Relevant” By Dr. Akshay Sarathi, Florida Atlantic University
Friday, November 5, 2021
In this talk, I explore how some archaeologically invisible behaviors affect and, in some cases, severely distort the archaeological record. In particular, I examine meat exchange networks across the island of Zanzibar in the present, showing how the archaeological record produced by these networks is complicated, multicausal, and hardly straightforward. I place my talk in the context of recent debates concerning the emergence of the Swahili civilization and its interaction with the ocean.