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n. pl. fau·nas or fau·nae (-nē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
2. A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.

[Late Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus.]

fau′nal adj.
fau′nal·ly adv.
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Among their topics are Tony Legge and the Blick Mead Project, a typology of dog deposition in archaeological contexts, age-at-death in traditional Cypriot sheep and goat husbandry: implications for zooarchaeology, the integration of cereal cultivation and animal husbandry in the British Neolithic: the evidence of charred plant remains from timber buildings at Lismore Fields, and using faunal remains to evaluate social stratification in the Middle Iron Age: the fortified village of Mas Castellar de Pont s on the northeastern Iberian Peninsula.
The present studies have brought in new insights to stratigraphy, faunal turn-over dynamics and environmental conditions of the Permo-Triassic (PT) sequence exposed in western Salt Range continuing in the adjoining Surghar Range.
Kagwang (Cynocephalus Volans) , whose name is derived from a Visayan expression of anger, is labeled by environmental organizations as an 'endangered species.' It is found in the Mindanao Faunal Region and in the Eastern Visayan provinces of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.
Detailed descriptions and quantitative analysis are also provided for architecture, archaeological features, pottery, lithic artifacts, glass trade beads, and ethnobotanical and faunal remains.
The researchers compiled fossil faunal lists from the Moenkopi Formation in northeastern Arizona, which contains fossil vertebrates from the Middle Triassic, and compared them to faunas from the nearby Chinle Formation, containing Late Triassic fauna.
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Each of the sites has well-stratified deposits with hearths, numerous stone artefacts and faunal remains, and all are well dated by radiometric methods.
As a zooarchaeologist (archaeozoologist), I was thrilled to see an entire book devoted to faunal remains, and I was doubly excited to see that this monograph was written about the animal skeletal material recovered from an Arctic site.
Although these sediments clearly reflect a great variety of depositional environments, complete with their associated fossil assemblages, all arranged in an orderly evolutionary sequence (faunal and floral succession), they contain no significant material characteristic of a worldwide flood.
Each core is being examined for variations in mineralogy, grain size and faunal content.
As the faunal and botanical evidence painstakingly recovered from such sites remains stubbornly equivocal in most sensitive analyses (Edwards 1989 and refs.), attention is shifting towards the Late Natufian/PPNA sequences.