Changing Environments and Economies: A Zooarchaeological Study of the Eastern Pequot

Author(s): Courtney Williams

Year: 2015


This zooarchaeological study examines the recovered faunal remains from a mid- to late-18th century household site on the Eastern Pequot reservation in North Stonington, Connecticut. The results of this study indicate the residents’ incorporations of European-introduced practices and resources with traditional subsistence practices. The site yielded a mixture of faunal remains from domesticated and wild species. Over the course of the 18th century, the residents came to rely on European-introduced domesticated animals, off-reservation employment, their connections to the coast, and local trade for English goods. The selection and combination of foodways practices allowed residents to maximize their resources and persist throughout the challenges and hardships that resulted from European colonization.

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Changing Environments and Economies: A Zooarchaeological Study of the Eastern Pequot. Courtney Williams. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397700)

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