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 550 individuals from 51 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 out the ICAZ newsletter, published twice a year, for the most recent news from the organization and its members.
The 12th ICAZ International Conference took 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 and read the report from the conference organizers in the Fall 2014 newsletter.
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.