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Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology
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While most works of southeastern archaeology focus on stone artifacts or ceramics, this volume is the first to bring together past and current trends in zooarchaeological studies. Faunal reports are often relegated to appendices and not synthesized with the rest of the archaeological data, but Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology calls attention to the diversity of information that faunal remains can reveal about rituals, ideologies, socio-economic organization, trade, and past environments.

These essays, by leading practitioners in this developing field, highlight the differences between the archaeological focus on animals as the food source of their time and the belief among zooarchaeologists that animals represent a far more complex ecology. With broad methodological and interpretive analysis of sites throughout the region, the essays range in topic from the enduring symbolism of shells for more than 5,000 years to the domesticated dog cemeteries of Spirit Hill in Jackson County, Alabama, and to the subsistence strategies of Confederate soldiers at the Florence Stockade in South Carolina.

Ultimately challenging traditional concepts of the roles animals have played in the social and economic development of southeastern cultures, this book is a groundbreaking and seminal archaeological study.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. Tanya M. Peres
  3. pp. 1-23
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  1. 2. “Som Times I Git a Nuff and Som Times I Don’t”: Confederate Subsistence and the Evidence from the Florence Stockade (38FL2), Florence, South Carolina
  2. Judith A. Sichler
  3. pp. 24-49
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  1. 3. Foodways, Economic Status, and the Antebellum Upland South Cultural Tradition in Central Kentucky
  2. Tanya M. Peres
  3. pp. 50-79
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  1. 4. Shell Trade: Craft Production at a Fourteenth-Century Mississippian Frontier
  2. Maureen S. Meyers
  3. pp. 80-104
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  1. 5. The Dogs of Spirit Hill: An Analysis of Domestic Dog Burials from Jackson County, Alabama
  2. Renee B. Walker and R. Jeannine Windham
  3. pp. 105-124
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  1. 6. Hunting Ritual, Trapping Meaning, Gathering Offerings
  2. Cheryl Claassen
  3. pp. 125-160
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  1. 7. Embedded: Five Thousand Years of Shell Symbolism in the Southeast
  2. Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tanya M. Peres
  3. pp. 161-185
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  1. 8. Behavioral, Environmental, and Applied Aspects of Molluscan Assemblages from the Lower Tombigbee River, Alabama
  2. pp. 186-212
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 213-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 225-226
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