Phase III Investigations Of The Noxon Tenancy, 7NC-F-133, New Castle County, Delaware: An Examination Of The Faunal Material

Author(s): Kathryn E. Lamzik

Year: 2015

Summary

In 2012, Louis Berger cultural resources staff completed Phase III archaeological excavations at the Noxon Tenancy site (7NC-F-133), as part of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) U.S. 301 project. After completion of the field and laboratory work, over 2,000 pieces of particularly well-preserved faunal material were recorded from across the site, including bone recovered from the wood-lined well, pit, and sheet midden features. This project affords researchers with the opportunity to further examine consumer choice, species diversity, and livestock management practices in colonial Delaware during the mid-18th century, while also providing a broader contextual understanding of the ubiquitous rural domestic site of the Mid-Atlantic region. The presentation also examines the specific laboratory and analytical techniques drawn upon during analysis and reviews the reliability and repeatability of the quantitative and qualitative faunal data, including minimum number of individuals (MNI), biomass estimates, and number of identified specimen (NISP) totals.

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Phase III Investigations Of The Noxon Tenancy, 7NC-F-133, New Castle County, Delaware: An Examination Of The Faunal Material. Kathryn E. Lamzik. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434030)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 390