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Ethnozoology is the study of the past and present interrelationships between human cultures and the animals in their environment.[1] It includes classification and naming of zoological forms, cultural knowledge and use of wild and domestic animals.[2] It is one of the main subdisciplines of ethnobiology and shares many methodologies and theoretical frameworks with ethnobotany.


  1. ^ Ethnozoology Index
  2. ^ Johnson, Leslie Main. Ethnobiology - Traditional Biological Knowledge in Contemporary Global Context. Anthropology 491 study guide, Athabasca University 2002. p. 71

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