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This thesis presents an analysis of faunal materials recovered from features at Fort Mitchell during excavations directed by J.W. Cottier between 2000 and 2002. Fort Mitchell was located west of the Chattahoochee River, in present Russell County, Alabama. Few records have been identified that discuss how these individuals, posted far in the American wilderness, were provisioned. It is expected that they primarily utilized domesticated animals for the majority of their meat diet. Changes in funding, supply delays, and a frontier location may have made reliance on domestic meat sources less than certain. The degree to which the inhabitants utilized local resources, both wild and domesticated, is also unknown. This study endeavors to understand the meat component of diet through the analysis of selected features from the fort interior. The analysis of this material improves our understanding of the procurement of animal species, and the animal portion of the diet, of the inhabitants of Fort Mitchell between 1813 and 1840.
Uniform Buttons, Rations, Subsistence, Domesticates, Fauna, Creek, Frontier Fort, Alabama Frontier, War Of 1812, Creek War, Food Remains
Date of Defense
October 27, 2004.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Anthropology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Includes bibliographical references.
Rochelle Marrinan, Professor Directing Thesis; Michael Russo, Outside Committee Member; Glen Doran, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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