Zooarchaeological Insights from Upper Delaware

Author(s): adam heinrich

Year: 2016


Analyses of faunal assemblages dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are able to show how domestic livestock and wild fauna were managed, collected, and consumed by colonial and post-colonial New Castle County, Delaware farmers and their laborers. Animal species, their numbers, and butchery marks on their bones reveal identities, possible coping strategies and/or cuisine in rural Delaware. These faunal remains are also able to provide some data that can allow archaeologists to identify changes in husbandry practices in this very dynamic period.

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Zooarchaeological Insights from Upper Delaware. adam heinrich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434611)


Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 186