Return to the West End Site: Zooarchaeological Results from a Tongva Village on Catalina Island
Author(s): Hugh Radde
Native American subsistence practices on the California Channel Islands are characterized by a variety of rich marine sea foods ranging from shellfish to dolphin. Fluctuation in these maritime diets throughout the Holocene has been posited to represent social and ecological phenomena in the ancient past. This poster presents recent zooarchaeological results, as well as the first radiocarbon assays, of a faunal collection that was excavated from the West End Site on Santa Catalina Island in 1972. The site has previously been characterized as a craft specialization site focused on small soapstone objects that were traded in the region. This study builds on past scholarship and expands our understanding of Island Tongva (Gabrielino) activities at this site through an analysis of the animals they incorporated into their lives.
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Return to the West End Site: Zooarchaeological Results from a Tongva Village on Catalina Island. Hugh Radde. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430356)
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