Lee G. Broderick, MSc, MA, FZS

This project aims to investigate the relationships between people, animals, the environment and technology, using ethnozooarchaeological approaches.  The study area of the Gurage region, in the South West Ethiopian highlands was chosen due to its climatic similarities to areas of North-Western Europe, its “climatic island” status, the recent acquisition of metal technologies and its changing environment.  Long-term aims of the project include designing a model for identifying stone and metal tool cut-marks on bones from ethnographic research and investigations of carcass distribution.


Associated publications:

  • Broderick, L.G., 2012. Ritualisation (or The Four Fully-Articulated Ungulates of The Apocalypse). In Pluskowski, A. ed. The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals: European Perspectives. Oxford: Oxbow Books. pp. 22-32
  • Broderick, L.G., Wallace, M., In Press. Manure: Valued by Farmers, Undervalued by Zooarchaeologists. In Broderick, L.G. ed. People with Animals: Perspectives and Studies in Ethnozooarchaeology. Oxford: Oxbow Books.


Selected presentations:

  • Broderick, L.G., 2008. Ethiopia: Adaptive Pastoralism. In: Departmental Lecture. Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield.
  • Broderick, L.G., 2009. Ritualisation (or The Four Fully-Articulated Ungulates of The Apocalypse). In: Madgwick, R., Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum. Cardiff University, Cardiff. 13.
  • Broderick, L.G., 2009. Ritualisation (or The Four Fully-Articulated Ungulates of The Apocalypse). In: Nicolis, F., Dorigatti, M., Ronchini, M., Tomasi, M., Ferrari, M., Zambiasi, M., Grassi, M., Zucchelli, G., 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. European Association of Archaeologists, Trento p. 179.
  • Broderick, L.G., Randall, C.E., 2010.  Who Let the Cows Out?. In: Vigne, J.-D., Patou-Mathis, M., Lefèvre, C., 11th ICAZ International Conference at Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris.
  • Broderick, L.G., 2010.  Does a Cow Shit in the Fields?. In: Vigne, J.-D., Patou-Mathis, M., Lefèvre, C.,11th ICAZ International Conference at Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris.
  • Broderick, L.G. 2011. Carcass Disposal and Inter-Site Variability, Professional Zooarchaeology Group Workshop on Taphonomy at the University of York.
  • Broderick, L.G., 2011. What Can Modern Day Pastoralist Practices in Ethiopia Tell Us About Past Lifestyles, There and Elsewhere?, Invited Lecture in Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
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