Woodland consumption of crayfish in the Illinois River Valley

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The article examines the Woodland consumption of crayfish by prehistoric Native Americans in the Illinois River Valley based on crayfish remains at the Coon Run VII site. Four crayfish specimens recovered in the Coon Run VII faunal assemblage were burned. It mentions the possibility that crayfish was boiled or cooked with other foodstuffs in soups and stews by the Woodland residents of Illinois. Also noted is the potential role of food supply in the collection of crayfish in light of their widespread distribution.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13--14
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


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