Shell Middens: Foodways at Dogan Point and Other Hudson River Sites
Author(s): John Michael Garbellano
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This research focuses on reanalyzing the Dogan Point site and other Archaic shell midden sites along the lower Hudson River. The Dogan point site has a shell component with calibrated dates ranging from 7919 B.P. and 2343 B.P., and a non shell component with calibrated dates ranging from 3261 B.P. and 473 B.P. Dogan Point was originally investigated by Louis A. Brennan in the 1960s and 1970s, and reinvestigated by Dr. Cheryl Claassen in the 1980’s and 1990s; however, there are still several important site-specific research questions surrounding Dogan Point that remain unanswered or incompletely resolved. The role of shell middens in the lower Hudson River has been looked into closely, but at Dogan Point and other shell midden sites it has been years since anyone has done systematic investigations. This research will focus on defining the foodways of the occupants of Dogan Point and other shell midden sites along the lower Hudson. The results will provide new insights on the Dogan Point site, and more generally on riverine adaptations of Holocene Native Americans in the Lower Hudson.
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Shell Middens: Foodways at Dogan Point and Other Hudson River Sites. John Michael Garbellano. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449285)
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