Summary, Week 5

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Matt Staten Dr. Loren Davis Anthropology 430 5 February 2008 Article Summary – Week 5 In “Meat Consumption,” Zeder and Arter explore the social and economic interaction at the Mississippian Snodgrass site using zooarchaeological and bioarchaeological methods. Within the Snodgrass site, the authors identified two distinct areas: one inside a wall of swamp clay, the other outside that wall. Zeder and Arter attempt to define the social and/or economical separations between the two spaces. One of the methods used by the authors is bone concentration and fragmentation analysis. By determining the relative fragmentation of the bones scattered throughout each area, Zeder and Arter can discuss the degree of site activity. Specifically, the more fragmented the bones in a site are, the more active the site it supposed to be. By contrast, a low level of fragmentation may be suggestive of a short-term or seasonal settlement. The study then attempts to determine if the two zones had differential access to resources.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 435 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at Oregon State.

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