Anthropology Students, Faculty Present Research at Southeastern Archaeology Conference

Posted on 11/11/2019 8:25:50 AM

IUP Anthropology zooarchaeology students and faculty participated in the 76th annual Southeastern Archaeology Conference in Jackson, Mississippi.

Heather Lash, a student in the Applied Archaeology graduate program, presented research titled “Food Gives Me Substance, Food Gives Me Life: Analysis of Subsistence Practices at the Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve (38BU102/136/1100), Beaufort, South Carolina” for the conference’s student paper competition. The research details analysis of faunal remains from a British tabby fort in South Carolina that was first occupied by British soldiers in the 1730s and later served as a plantation until the Civil War. Lash examined differences in the subsistence practices and diet of soldiers and enslaved individuals from these time periods.

Heather Lash presenting research at the 2019 Southeastern Archaeology ConferencePhoto: Heather Lash presenting research at the 2019 Southeastern Archaeology Conference

Additionally, Andrea Palmiotto presented research on Late Archaic (~4,000 yrs old) faunal remains from a Native American shell ring site in coastal South Carolina. Deer bone fragments from the site were analyzed to determine whether they represented the remnants of meals or the discarded remains from tool production of bone pins and awls.