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TitleFishermen's foodways on the Petit Nord : faunal analysis of a seasonal fishing station at the Dos de Cheval site (EfAx-09), Newfoundland
AuthorNoël, Stéphane, 1985-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010. Archaeology
Paginationxxi, 218 leaves : ill., maps. (some col.)
SubjectAnimal remains (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--French Shore; Archaeological assemblages--Newfoundland and Labrador--French Shore; Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador--French Shore; Food habits--Newfoundland and Labrador--French Shore; French--Newfoundland and Labrador--Antiquities;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Archaeology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--French Shore
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 161-183)
AbstractArchaeological excavations at the migratory French cod fishing station site of Dos de Cheval (EfAx-09), provided a substantial collection of faunal remains which can be used to study fishermen foodways. Migratory fishing voyages presented some material constraints on the type of food that could be transported and conserved. While archival documents such as provisioning contracts and travel accounts suggest the kind of food products that were brought on board, they only vaguely discuss the incorporation of wild meat in the fishermen's diet while they were on shore. Using zooarchaeological, archaeological and historical data, the present thesis explores specific aspects of food provisioning, but also identity and social status differentiation in food consumption among the Petit Nord fishermen. It is argued that hunting was mainly a privilege of the officers, although ordinary fishermen exploited a variety of seabirds and shorebirds. The subsistence at Dos de Cheval was based almost entirely on domestic mammals, wild land mammals being used only occasionally.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3302076
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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