Missing Metapodials: New Analysis of the Protohistoric Period Fauna from the Scott County Pueblo site in Western Kansas
This is an abstract from the "New and Ongoing Research on the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The Dismal River Aspect sites, located within Lake Scott State Park in western Kansas, represent long-term settlement of the area during the AD 1500s-1700s by a mixture of Puebloan migrants and local Apache groups. This study uses faunal material from the protohistoric period to begin to understand the nature and timing of the occupation at the Scott County Pueblo site. We report on a recent taphonomic analysis of the faunal material from the site to help us infer site function (e.g., camps, long-term residence, or processing locality) and to determine seasonality of occupation. We then attempt to establish which cultural tradition (Puebloan or Plains) most influenced Dismal River Aspect foodways and cuisine. A key goal of this research is to evaluate the existing contradictory hypotheses that suggest the differences in faunal use at the site are due to the differing cultural traditions of the site occupants.
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Missing Metapodials: New Analysis of the Protohistoric Period Fauna from the Scott County Pueblo site in Western Kansas. Faith Wilfong, Matthew E. Hill. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452341)
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Abstract Id(s): 24798