Analysis of Faunal remains from the Posey Site (18CH281)


This report describes and interprets a collection of faunal remains from the Posey Site (18CH281) in Charles County, Maryland. In 1996, archaeologists from the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum excavated more than 500 shovel test pits and 37 1.5 x 1.5 meter test excavation units to delimit site boundaries and determine the integrity and significance of the site. These excavations recovered a large artifact collection and approximately 4000 faunal remains. This report covers a subset of the total faunal collection, comprising 3459 specimens from selected excavation lots. The lots selected for analysis are concentrated in the central core area of the site, with the material from the outlying shovel tests excluded. Shell beads, shell bead blanks, and worked shell, all of which were recovered at the site, are not included in this analysis. This report is not intended to stand entirely alone, but is written as a supplement to the overall site report (Harmon 1996), providing a more detailed analysis of the faunal collection.

Cite this Record

Analysis of Faunal remains from the Posey Site (18CH281). Andrea Shapiro, David B. Landon. 1998 ( tDAR id: 393590) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8XW4KVS

Spatial Coverage

min long: -77.171; min lat: 38.577 ; max long: -77.097; max lat: 38.599 ;

Record Identifiers

Maryland Historical Trust Report #(s): CH 89

MAC Lab Accession Number(s): 2005.012


General Note: The following physical records are held at MAC Lab: Field Notes, Lab Notes, Maps,Oversized Maps, Black & White Negatives, Black and White Contact Sheets, Kodachrome Slides, Photologs, List of Documentation

General Note: Date Collected:5/29/1996-8/6/1996

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