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Zooarchaeological Insights from Upper Delaware

Author(s): adam heinrich

Year: 2016

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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)


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

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