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In the Smokehouse and the Quarter: exploring communities of consumption through faunal remains at the Montpelier plantation

Author(s): Scott Oliver

Year: 2017

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During the 2015 field season the Montpelier Archaeology Department excavated two smokehouses located in area known as the South Yard, home to enslaved domestic laborers. The excavations unearthed a large faunal assemblage spread across the yard between these structures. This paper serves as the initial findings of my Masters internship through the University of Maryland, which will look at the diet across the three enslaved communities present at Montpelier by comparing the smokehouse assemblages to previously identified assemblages associated with the enslaved communities. Through this project I hope to create a better understanding of the enslaved communities diet at Montpelier.


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In the Smokehouse and the Quarter: exploring communities of consumption through faunal remains at the Montpelier plantation. Scott Oliver. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435501)


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

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PaperId(s): 601

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