tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

Return to the West End Site: Zooarchaeological Results from a Tongva Village on Catalina Island

Author(s): Hugh Radde

Year: 2017

» Downloads & Basic Metadata

Summary

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.


This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Cite this Record

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)


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -125.464; min lat: 32.101 ; max long: -114.214; max lat: 42.033 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17652

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