Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Bland Site: Interpreting Subsistence Behavior in the West-Central Region of Illinois

Allison Huber

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Abstract

Archaeological investigations at the nineteenth-century Bland (11MS923) farmstead recovered a small but well-preserved faunal assemblage. The composition demonstrates reliance on swine, chicken, and various wild taxa reflecting the inhabitants’ Upland South heritage. Similar dietary preferences have been observed at other nineteenth-century farmsteads in west-central Illinois. Comparison with Kuehn’s (2007) zooarchaeological analysis of contemporaneous sites in the northeastern region reveals distinct dietary patterns across the state. Dietary choice was influenced by a variety of factors, but this study, incorporating detailed historic records research, indicates that cultural assimilation was a particularly significant aspect.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication59th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference - November 5-7, 2015 | Midwest Archaeological Conference, November 5-7, Milwaukee, WI
Pages57
StatePublished - 2015

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