Archaeozoological studies of the Maritime Archaeology of the Port of Acapulco Project: Taphonomic and taxonomic analysis on faunal remains from San Diego Fort

Author(s): Salvador I. Estrada

Year: 2018

Summary

The history of the Fort of San Diego in the Port of Acapulco de Juárez as a key defensive building, intended to protect the Asian valuable goods brought by the Manila Galleon, has been barely studied. Recently a garbage dump was located along the external wall of the fortification with an important quantity and variety of materials of remarkable archaeological and historical value.

One of the studies that are being carried out is that concerning with the daily life of the population settled in the facilities of the fortress, by means of the analysis of the osseous materials and organic wastes from the kitchen, that are related to the feeding of the residents of the stronghold.

Taxonomic studies have been made on these materials to determine which animal species were used for food, and taphonomic studies were carried out to visualize the processes of meals preparation.

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Archaeozoological studies of the Maritime Archaeology of the Port of Acapulco Project: Taphonomic and taxonomic analysis on faunal remains from San Diego Fort. Salvador I. Estrada. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441162)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -117.122; min lat: 14.551 ; max long: -86.739; max lat: 32.718 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 326