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Discoveries in Hatteras: a zooarchaeological study of native American consumption patterns.

Author(s): Rosie Ireland

Year: 2016

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The Cape Creek site has been an area of continuous archaeological focus since the inception of the Croatoan Archaeological Project in 2009. This paper will discuss the zooarchaeological methodologies implemented to study Native American use of their immediate landscape and the natural resources of the area during the period before European contact and subsequent consumption adaptations. This will focus on the exploration and analysis of faunal data recovered during the 2012-2015 excavation seasons. Zooarchaeological analysis has cultivated our interpretation by untangling foodway patterns both as part of cultural interaction and symbiosis with the regional ecosystem. This in turn has highlighted patterns of seasonal occupation on Hatteras Island, which together with material culture excavated from the Cape Creek Site has further developed our understanding of Native American behavior and consumption models in this unique landscape.

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Discoveries in Hatteras: a zooarchaeological study of native American consumption patterns.. Rosie Ireland. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405081)


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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