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Scott (Chapter 18) demonstrates that food remains provide evidence of socioeconomic position as well as the ethnic identity of a site’s occupants at Fort Michilimackinac. In Chapter 19, Landon investigates urban meat distribution systems by comparing seasonal slaughter patterns of domestic animals at urban and rural sites from the mid-17th century through the end of the 18th century. Scarry (Chapter 20) examines how native farmers raised and tended indigenous crops and the implications of the inferred husbandry practices for the subsequent adoption of maize.

These remind us of the importance of long-term studies of environmental data recovered during extensive site excavations and the importance of regional synthesis. Zeder and Arter (Chapter 17) explore foodways within a community to detect differential access to resources and patterns of resource sharing among households. Their study is possible because the site was almost completely excavated. Scott (Chapter 18) demonstrates that food remains provide evidence of socioeconomic position as well as the ethnic identity of a site’s occupants at Fort Michilimackinac.

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