Happy Thanksgiving Indy Fans. Today we have a belly full of information for you about TURKEYS! Yes, we are joined by Dr. Tyr Fothergill who studies turkey domestication. The study of the domestication of various animals is important because it is a means to measure the development of society as well as health.The Indy Team presents a clucky interview with the archaeologist herself to tell us what has been found and conjectured about this full coop of a discovery.
Dr. Tyr Fothergill is a Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, her MA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and her Ph.D. from the University of Leicester. She combines animal bone size and shape analyses with studies of disease and injury to attempt to reconstruct relationships between humans and other animals in the past. Her main research foci are past animal husbandry and species translocation. Dr. Fothergill has worked in the American Southwest, Britain, Jordan, and Libya at Pre-Columbian, Iron Age, Roman, and Garamantian sites. At present, she is in the process of collating, analysing and interpreting evidence of chicken husbandry at sites in Europe and North Africa.
Read more about Dr. Fothergill’s work: A Tale of Two Turkey’s