Reading Animal Remains: Identifying community specific foodways through faunal analysis.

Author(s): Scott Oliver

Year: 2018

Summary

This study explores the diet of the enslaved communities at James Madison’s Montpelier by analyzing two faunal assemblages from the property. The three enslaved communities provide a look at the social structures and power dynamics of enslaved communities through diet. The presence of different species, both wild and domestic, shows the access available to different communities. this paper explores those relationships by comparing three enslaved communities through five different assemblages at the Montpelier plantation.

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Reading Animal Remains: Identifying community specific foodways through faunal analysis.. Scott Oliver. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441577)

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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): 1084