Feeding New Orleans: Where's The Pork?

Author(s): Sean Coughlin; Kelly Sellers Wittie

Year: 2018


In 2014 R. Christopher Goodwin& Associates, Inc., completed the analysis of the faunal remains from archaeological data recovery at the Colton School site (16OR562), Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Analysis of faunal remains from the site revealed a propensity for beef rather than pork, a finding that contrasts Sam Bowers Hilliard’s statement on eating trends in the American South ca. 1860 as presented in his 1972 book Hog Meat and Hoecake. This article presents the result of this analysis and the journey taken based on those results. In many ways, like any good research project, this data raises more questions than answers and leads to avenues of research that need to be addressed by future research.

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Feeding New Orleans: Where's The Pork?. Sean Coughlin, Kelly Sellers Wittie. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443700)

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min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22235