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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 550 individuals from 57 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.

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Check out the ICAZ newsletter, published twice a year, for the most recent news from the organization and its members.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 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.

ICAZ is pleased to announce the launch of a new working group on the Zooarchaeology of the Roman Period. Visit the working group page for more information, including how to take part.

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 minutes.

The 2010 ICAZ International Conference was held in Paris, France from August 23-28, 2010. The conference focused on the three themes of (1) Archaeozoology in Central and Eastern Europe, (2) Palaeolithic Archaeozoology and (3) the History of Archaeozoology; however, papers and posters on many other topics were also presented. View the group photo in BoneCommons. Congratulations to winners of the ICAZ 2010 Poster Competition, the Stine Rossel Award and the Junior Research Open Zooarchaeology Prize.

 
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