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Recent Investigations of Subsistence at the Garden Patch Site (8DI4): A Study of Faunal Remains from a Platform Mound and Adjacent Midden

Author(s): Hayley Singleton

Year: 2015

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In summer 2013, a platform mound and newly identified midden deposit were tested at the Garden Patch site, a Woodland multimound center located on the northern gulf coast of Florida. The subjects of this research study are the faunal remains from the dense midden of Area X and adjacent Mound II, a platform mound constructed of shell midden. Results indicate a highly marine based diet focused on the nearby marsh and shallow Gulf waters. A series of dates suggest the Area X village midden accumulated over a 200-year period during and after the rapid construction of Mound II. Given the contemporaneity and proximity of the two assemblages, the potential significance of faunal remains is considered in terms of feasting and ceremony.

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Recent Investigations of Subsistence at the Garden Patch Site (8DI4): A Study of Faunal Remains from a Platform Mound and Adjacent Midden. Hayley Singleton. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398332)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America