Got meat?: Old World Animal Domesticates in Early Historic New Mexican Contexts
European contact brought many changes to the New Mexican landscape, including the introduction of domesticated animals with origins in the Old World. By the 19th century, these new animals had transformed the Southwestern landscape, both culturally and biologically. In the pre-Pueblo Revolt Colonial period, however, the abundance and significance of Old World domesticates in New Mexico is much less well understood. The zooarchaeological record of 17th and 18th century New Mexico shows remarkable diversity in representation of Old World domesticates, with variance both by region and by site type. This poster documents the representation of these new animals in different archaeological contexts across New Mexico, and explores potential causes for the variation in representation.
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Got meat?: Old World Animal Domesticates in Early Historic New Mexican Contexts. Caroline Gabe, Emily Jones. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437387)
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