A Reexamination of the Faunal Assemblage at Bird Hammock (8Wa30)

Author(s): Samantha Terry

Year: 2018


The Bird Hammock site (8Wa30) located in Wakulla County, Florida, is a multicomponent site representing Late Swift Creek and Weeden Island occupations. The site consists of two burial mounds as well as two accompanying middens each representing one phase of occupation. Bense completed excavations in 1968 that provided a preliminary description of faunal material at the site but it was not until Nanfro’s (2004) excavations that a more thorough analysis was completed. My research reexamines the faunal assemblages represented in the northern midden, the Weeden island component, as a means of modeling the subsistence patterns of peoples in Florida’s Gulf Coastal Zone. I will also consider the consequences of screening biases in past analysis to determine if other species may be underrepresented in the assemblage.

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A Reexamination of the Faunal Assemblage at Bird Hammock (8Wa30). Samantha Terry. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445369)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 22448