Numerous sources of data, interpretations, and zooarchaeological studies exist in published and manuscript formats in the Southeastern US. Unfortunately, there is no one way or place to search for all of the available resources. Two bibliographies of zooarchaeological research were published in the late 1970s but are static, limited in scope,  and now outdated (Bogan and Robison 1978; Lyman 1979). The Online Bibliography of Southeastern Zooarchaeology (OBSZ) fills in this gap by providing a stand-alone current resource for users to locate publications, manuscripts, and datasets relevant to their research. 

The Online Bibliography of Southeastern U.S. Zooarchaeology is a useful source of reference information for students, professionals, avocationals, and others interested in research into human-animal relationships in the past. Zooarchaeology in the Southeastern U.S. has existed as a specialty area for over 50 years. During this time researchers have conducted thousands of studies and produced text and data available in various formats, often in limited circulation venues. Zooarchaeological information is published in professional journals, books, edited books, monographs, technical reports, theses and dissertations, and appendices. In order to accurately interpret the results of analyses, or to discuss human-animal relationships at the inter-site or regional level, one needs to be cognizant of previous applicable studies. This bibliography is a starting point for users to find all references pertinent to their research topics, from the widely available high-impact factor journals to more obscure technical reports that exist in the grey literature. This bibliography is meant to be dynamic, and the goal is to keep it current via user-submissions of reference information.


The OBSZ and this site are owned and maintained by Tanya M. Peres, PhD, RPA.