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Faunal Exploitation at The Forks: 3000 B.P. to 1860 AD

Peach, A. Kate

This thesis documents analysis of faunal assemblages from The Forks, spanning the Archaic (Hanna), Late Woodland (Blackduck), and Fur Trade (Fort Gibraltar I, Fort Garry, and Upper Fort Garry) periods. Archaeological and documentary information regarding subsistence are compared for a better understanding of the following: faunal exploitation; possible areas of disagreement and bias; and explanations for faunal exploitation pattern changes at a stable locality. From the analysis it was determined that there is a high degree of variability among the samples. The comparative data identified the following factors affecting resource use patterns at The Forks: technology, length of occupation (nomadic vs. tade focus), and nature of subsistence economy (focused vs. diffuse).

Peach, A. Kate. 1999. Faunal Exploitation at The Forks: 3000 B.P. to 1860 AD . Winnipeg: M.A. thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba. [ Thesis (447pp.)(UM, MM) ]

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