Vertebrate Fauna from Fusihatchee (1EE191)

Part of the Pavao-Zuckerman Fusihatchee Fauna project

Author(s): Elizabeth Reitz

Year: 1997


Vertebrate evidence for animal use by native groups of the interior southeastern United States during the Protohistoric and early Historic periods are rare. Additional data for this time period from the Fusihatchee site are reported here. Fusihatchee vertebrate remains are from two Protohistoric structures (Structures 6 and 8) and a Historic feature (Feature 320/335). Data from two other features (Features 390 and 2232) are commented upon briefly. The Protohistoric component includes 4,218 specimens weighing 7,049.228 g and containing the remains of at least 103 individuals.The Historic component includes 975 specimens weighing 1,214.37 g and containing the remains of at least 20 individuals. These data support earlier interpretations that traditional resources continued to be used after contact with European colonists throughout the region. Only those resources associated with European colonies which could easily be incorporated into existing patterns of subsistence were adopted. Otherwise, native groups continued familiar subsistence activities with local variations reflecting the character of social interaction and environmental variability.

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Vertebrate Fauna from Fusihatchee (1EE191). Elizabeth Reitz. 1997 ( tDAR id: 447087) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447087

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1750 to 1780 (Historic)

Calendar Date: 1670 to 1700 (Protohistoric)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.188; min lat: 32.347 ; max long: -85.858; max lat: 32.524 ;

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Contact(s): Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman


General Note: Reitz 1997, "Vertebrate Fauna from Fusihatchee (1EE191)" is the first faunal report from the site, covering remains from two Protohistoric structures. Both Pavao, Weinard, and Reitz 1999 and Reitz 1997 are faunal reports based on data recovered from excavations reported in the Waselkov, Cottier, and Sheldon 1990 site report

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