Digital Archive of Archaeological Dog Burial and Metric Data of the Americas

Author(s): Meagan Dennison; Mark Freeman; Jeffrey Navel

Year: 2016


Integrating large amounts of data into streamlined, coherent datasets is a popular trend among archaeologists today, as these large datasets allow for the recognition and analysis of regional temporal and spatial trends. This paper presents an overview of a large dog burial dataset for the Southeastern US, where dog burials have been encountered on archaeological sites dating from about 8,000 years ago through the historic period. The information recorded includes contextual information concerning the burial environment, temporal component, and demographic information for both dogs and associated humans. Here we present a cultural historical framework that focuses on the geographic and temporal trends of this practice in the Southeastern US.

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Digital Archive of Archaeological Dog Burial and Metric Data of the Americas. Meagan Dennison, Mark Freeman, Jeffrey Navel. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405316)

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Geographic Keywords
North America - Southeast

Spatial Coverage

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