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dc.contributor.supervisor Bubel, Shawn
dc.contributor.author Read, Joshua
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T21:38:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T21:38:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5106
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the faunal material from Fort Vermilion I (IaQf-1), a northern Alberta fur trade site. These data, totaling 49,967 faunal elements, were used to study dietary practices at the fort. Statistical values (NISP, MNI, MAU) were combined with utility indices (MUI, SCI), historical documents, and modern butchering methods to examine species and element choice. Finally, faunal data from contemporaneous forts was presented to contextualize the differences noted in the Fort Vermilion I faunal assemblage. The presence of “preferred” animals (moose, beaver) suggests that fur traders at Fort Vermilion I experienced a high degree of dietary choice, while the lack of less desirable animals (snowshoe hare, elk) indicate that starvation was not common at Fort Vermilion I. Specific faunal elements showed that selection patterns described historically were present at the fort. Overall, Fort Vermilion I shows an atypical dietary signature, making it unique among Northern Alberta fur trade posts. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Fort Vermillion I Site (Alta.) en_US
dc.subject Trading posts -- Alberta, Northern -- History en_US
dc.subject Wildlife as food -- Alberta, Northern en_US
dc.subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alberta, Northern en_US
dc.subject Kitchen middens -- Alberta, Northern -- Analysis en_US
dc.subject Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Alberta, Northern en_US
dc.subject Fur trade -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Fur traders -- Alberta, Northern en_US
dc.subject Diet -- Alberta, Northern -- HIstory en_US
dc.subject Food habits -- Alberta, Northern -- History en_US
dc.subject dietary options en_US
dc.subject faunal material en_US
dc.subject northern fur trade forts en_US
dc.title Defining fur trade diet in northern Alberta: an examination of faunal material from Fort Vermilion I en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0324 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0334 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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