Why I ate my dog??? An archeology of animals
Bougon Burial Mounds Museum (Deux-Sevres, France)
May 6 to December 31, 2011
Relations maintained by human societies and their environment are at the heart of current concerns. However, the remoteness of the majority of the population of the natural environment leads to a lack of knowledge of many forms of life around us and were a constant concern of those who came before us for millennia. There is no human society without animals. For all, they are material or food resources, bring their strength. They are potentially harmful or even dangerous, on the contrary, indifferent or familiar. But their presence is not only carnal: which company in the world does not have its legends of animals, these animals or beasts with black-good god? They are present in the superstitions in the afterlife, in religions and beliefs, even their exclusion gives them a status in relation to the divine. "Why I ate my dog??? "This unique approach to a long relationship between man and animals from prehistoric times to our times. Through the work of archaeozoologists, we discover how the animals were holding an important place in the daily lives of men.