International Council
for Archaeozoology

About ICAZ

ICAZ is a nonprofit organization formed around the following goals:

  • To develop and stimulate archaeozoological research,
  • To strengthen cooperation among archaeozoologists,
  • To foster cooperation with archaeologists and scientists working in related fields, and
  • To promote high ethical and scientific standards for archaeozoological work.

ICAZ accomplishes these goals by:

  • Sponsoring major international conferences every four years,
  • Sponsoring smaller focused symposia of the elected International Committee every four years,
  • Recognizing and supporting a number of active Working Groups which hold their own meetings every two years,
  • Disseminating news about upcoming events of interest to archaeozoologists,
  • Distributing a biannual newsletter, and
  • Providing information about archaeozoology via a website.