Caribbean Archaic Faunal Exploitation: Analysis of Museum Collections

Author(s): Roger Colten; Brian Worthington

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "How to Conduct Museum Research and Recent Research Findings in Museum Collections: Posters in Honor of Terry Childs" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The Yale Peabody Museum curates one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive archaeological collections from the greater Caribbean region. These collections were acquired during a multi-decade research program on the culture history of the region. While the focus of that research was chronology and artifact analysis, the collections contain unmodified faunal remains, both vertebrate and invertebrate, that can provide data on a variety of research topics. This poster describes the history of recovery of collections from Cuba, quantified vertebrate faunal data, and radiocarbon dates. Because of relatively limited access to archaeological sites in Cuba during the past 50 years, the data from museum collections help fill gaps in our knowledge of Caribbean prehistory.

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Caribbean Archaic Faunal Exploitation: Analysis of Museum Collections. Roger Colten, Brian Worthington. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451835)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 24161