It's a Dog's Breakfast: Faunal Remains, Isotopic Analysis and the Introduction of Horticulture at the Nodwell Site
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The Nodwell site, located in Bruce county, Ontario was occupied sporadically between the 12th and 13th century. It has been argued that the occupants of the Nodwell village pursued an economic strategy based on hunting and gathering, unlike the occupants of similar villages dating to this period in southern Ontario. Many of the characteristics of this village were stimulated by interaction between Nodwell's inhabitants and neighbouring farmers who were rapidly colonizing the surrounding territory. Using the results from the analyses of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes taken from dog, racoon, woodchuck and deer remains excavated from the site we provide further evidence that maize horticulture was not practised at the Nodwell site, and that access to this valued commodity through trade and interaction varied through time.