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Zooarchaeological Analysis of Feasting at Grand Mound Shell Ring (8DU1), Duval County, Florida

Title: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Feasting at Grand Mound Shell Ring (8DU1), Duval County, Florida.
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Name(s): McLean, Emily A., author
Peres, Tanya M., professor directing thesis
Marrinan, Rochelle A., committee member
Halligan, Jessi J., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Anthropology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (109 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Archaeologists have been interested in the foodways of prehistoric peoples for over half a century, leading to a plethora of analyses on diet and subsistence strategies. In the last 30 years, archaeologists have come to focus on the role of food in ideological, political, and social settings. One avenue of exploration into these relationships is through the identification of communal eating events, or feasting. In this thesis I investigate whether or not feasting events occurred at Grand Mound Shell Ring (8Du1), Duval County, Florida. To test this, I compare the faunal assemblage from three discrete deposits (nineteen units and six features) at Grand Mound Shell Ring to archaeological correlates of feasting outlined by three different models (Jackson and Scott 1995; Twiss 2008; VanDerwarker 1999; VanDerwarker et al. 2007). My analysis, based on the faunal material and limited contextual information, found it is likely that communal feasting activities took place at Grand Mound Shell Ring.
Identifier: 2019_Summer_McLean_fsu_0071N_15306 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Anthropology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2019.
Date of Defense: June 17, 2019.
Keywords: Archaeozoology, Feasting, Mississippian, Shell Ring, Zooarchaeology
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Tanya M. Peres, Professor Directing Thesis; Rochelle A. Marrinan, Committee Member; Jessi Halligan, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Archaeology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2019_Summer_McLean_fsu_0071N_15306
Host Institution: FSU

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McLean, E. A. (2019). A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Feasting at Grand Mound Shell Ring (8DU1), Duval County, Florida. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2019_Summer_McLean_fsu_0071N_15306