Spain at Mackinac? Adornment Artifacts From a Fur Trade Household

Author(s): Lynn Evans

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Michilimackinac is well known as a French and British fur trade entrepôt in what is now northern Michigan. Analysis of personal adornment artifacts from a recently excavated fur trader's household revealed that the assemblage included some artifacts more commonly associated with the Spanish, jet beads and a fan stick fragment. Are these artifacts evidence for trade with the Spanish at St. Louis, or were the French or British commonly using these artifacts?

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Spain at Mackinac? Adornment Artifacts From a Fur Trade Household. Lynn Evans. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449077) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8449077

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Investigation Types
Collections Research

fan Fur Trade jet

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
18th Century

Temporal Coverage

None: 1715 to ? (1781)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 204

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