Preliminary Analysis of Faunal Remains from the 17th-Century John Hollister Site, Glastonbury, Connecticut

Author(s): Sarah P. Sportman

Year: 2018

Summary

      Recent archaeological investigations at the 17th century John Hollister Site in Glastonbury, Connecticut resulted in the recovery of thousands of extraordinarily well-preserved faunal remains.  The diverse assemblage, which includes mammals, birds, fish, and shellfish, was recovered from three large, filled cellar contexts. The food remains provide an unprecedented look at the foodways, animal husbandry strategies, and food procurement activities of Connecticut’s earliest settlers, and shed light on a key aspect of the cultural interactions between the English and their Native Wangunk neighbors. 

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Preliminary Analysis of Faunal Remains from the 17th-Century John Hollister Site, Glastonbury, Connecticut. Sarah P. Sportman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441899)

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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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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 494