Using faunal analysis to explain social stratification at an Upper Mississippian site in LaPorte County, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Hogue, S. Homes
dc.contributor.author Nichols, Caitlin Eileen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-20T17:02:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-20T17:02:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200586
dc.description.abstract The second analysis of the faunal remains recovered from site 12LE377 was focused on investigating if this site had evidence of social stratification. After the remains were re-examined and the MNI and NISP values were re-calculated, it was determined that social stratification is not evident from the faunal assemblage. The faunal assemblage was heavily fragmented and held no identifiable species that would be considered exotic to the region. There was no association between preferred cuts of deer meat and unique or exotic artifacts. Last, this site’s MNI and NISP values for mammal, bird, and fish remains were consistent with other comparative sites in the region. Social stratification may be apparent in some cases of Upper Mississippian sites when Middle Mississippians immigrated into the Upper Midwest, but it is not a social dimension in every Upper Mississippian context. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.subject.lcsh Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Indiana -- LaPorte County.
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Indiana -- LaPorte County -- Social conditions.
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Indiana -- LaPorte County -- Antiquities.
dc.subject.lcsh Mississippian culture -- Indiana -- LaPorte County.
dc.subject.lcsh Indiana -- Antiquities.
dc.title Using faunal analysis to explain social stratification at an Upper Mississippian site in LaPorte County, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1838137


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