Poule Au Pot: Animal Remains from French Colonial Sites in the Old Village of St. Louis

Author(s): Terrance Martin; Michael J. Meyer

Year: 2018

Summary

Since 2013, Missouri Department of Transportation archaeologists have investigated grounds under and around the highway ramps leading to the Poplar Street Bridge in downtown St. Louis, an area that was part of the original village of St. Louis that was platted in 1764. Excavations have revealed the remains of several eighteenth-century poteaux-en-terre structures, cellars, and pit features that were associated with six French colonial properties. Zooarchaeological analyses of these parcels include comparison to settlements at French Cahokia and the vicinity of Fort de Chartres on the east side of the Mississippi River and examining the respective uses of domestic animals, wild animals, and river resources.

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Poule Au Pot: Animal Remains from French Colonial Sites in the Old Village of St. Louis. Terrance Martin, Michael J. Meyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441846)

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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): 192