Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Committee Chair

Sue M. Moore

Committee Member 1

H. Steven Hale

Committee Member 2

Peggy Hargis

Abstract

Over the past several years excavations have been underway within a structure at the Mont Repose plantation site located near Coosawhatchie, South Carolina. This structure has yielded an array of artifacts including numerous faunal remains. Species recovered thus far include domestic species such as cow, pig, and chicken. The wild species represented within the collection include deer, opossum, raccoon, fish, bird, turtle, and alligator. By comparing the findings from the Mont Repose structure with other coastal plantation sites, it is suggested that conclusions can be drawn about who was occupying the structure. Also, it may be possible to determine the purpose of the structure and what led to its final demise. Understanding how the faunal remains relate to the people who occupied and subsisted at this site can yield significant information regarding and century coastal plantation food habits and ways of life.

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