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Reconstructing Seasonal Subsistence Patterns: A Case Study in Michigan's Saginaw Valley

Author(s): Elspeth Geiger

Year: 2017

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The Saginaw Valley provides one of the most robust records of Michigan’s prehistoric subsistence history. Of this 10,000-year history, the Middle Woodland to Late Woodland regional transformation has been a particular point of interest concerning local subsistence practices. Previous research has hypothesized a three-zone seasonal subsistence strategy as an essential element of the Saginaw Valley Late Woodland adaptive shift. In particular, this regime included a reliance on riverine and wetlands resources. This poster focuses on the interpretation of archaeobotanical macroremains from Midland Michigan site 20MD263 in the context of this regional pattern.


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Reconstructing Seasonal Subsistence Patterns: A Case Study in Michigan's Saginaw Valley. Elspeth Geiger. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429379)


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17428

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