Welcome to the ICAZ Website
The International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) is a nonprofit
organization devoted to promoting archaeozoological research of
the highest scientific standards and fostering communication among
the international community of archaeozoologists.
ICAZ members number more than 500 individuals from 59 countries
around the world—all with the common interest of understanding
past relationships between humans and animals. Institutional affiliations
of ICAZ members range from colleges and universities to government
agencies, research institutions, museums, and private firms. ICAZ
also encourages student participation in the organization.
Check our calendar page to see a list of upcoming zooarchaeology-related events.
The 6th Scientific Meeting of the Archaeozoology, Genetics & Morphometrics Working Group will take place in Lisbon (Portugal) on March 26-28, 2014. View the first announcement and call for contributions (PDF). More details to come!
The 12th ICAZ International Conference will take place in San Rafael (Mendoza), Argentina at the Museo de Historia Natural de San Rafael, 22 - 27th September 2014. For details, visit the conference website. Want to propose a session? Please note that session proposals are due June 30, 2013!
Archaeozoologist and veterinary historian Professor Angela von den Driesch passed away in January 2012. Please visit the commemoration posted in BoneCommons.
The biennial business meeting of the ICAZ International Committee and the business meeting of the Executive Committee were held at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey. The business meeting was followed by a one-day scientific meeting (October 6, Saturday) entitled World Archaeozoology Today: International Approaches to Common Problems. View the meeting website and program.
The ICAZ working group on Archaeozoology and Genetics took place in Basel, Switzerland from June 4th to 6th, 2012. See the A&G Working Group page for an overview of the meeting.