Food on the Frontier: Faunal Analysis from a Texas-Alsatian Homestead in Castroville, Texas

Author(s): Hannah L Elliott

Year: 2018

Summary

This poster examines the faunal materials excavated from a 19th-20th century cistern at a Texas-Alsatian homestead located in Medina County, Texas. This research seeks to expand on the knowledge of Texan-Alsatian food practices in Castroville, Texas by studying butchering marks and other evidence of meat consumption on the faunal material discarded by the occupants of the house in the 20th century. As a site occupied by Alsatian immigrants and their descendants, who occupied a middle socio-economic position in the developing Texan society during this era, the faunal remains offer evidence as to which types of meat were preferred along with insight into how the food was prepared.

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Food on the Frontier: Faunal Analysis from a Texas-Alsatian Homestead in Castroville, Texas. Hannah L Elliott. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441697)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 610