Conrad, Cyler; Gobalet, Kenneth W; Bruner, Kale; Pastron, Allen G
Hide, Tallow and Terrapin: Gold Rush-Era Zooarchaeology at Thompson's Cove (CA-SFR-186H), San Francisco, California
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  • International journal of historical archaeology, 2015-09-01, Vol.19 (3), p.502-551
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New York: Springer
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JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX
Zooarchaeological investigations at Thompson's Cove, San Francisco, a Gold Rush-era site located on the original shoreline of Yerba Buena Cove, provide evidence of the maritime California hide and tallow trade, consumption of abundant wild game, including seasonal hunting of migratory ducks and geese, and importation of non-native species into Alta California, specifically Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis sp.) and sea turtle (Family Cheloniidae). This abundant and diverse assemblage (NISP=8661, NTAXA=50) dating primarily to the 1840s–60s allows rigorous investigations into the economic and subsistence activity of San Francisco in a stratified context encompassing the California Gold Rush-era.
ISSN: 1092-7697
ISSN: 1573-7748
DOI: 10.1007/s10761-015-0297-2

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