Animals Used as Food by Late Archaic and Woodland Cultural Groups in New England

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Science  27 Jul 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3526, pp. 283-284
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3526.283


Remains of vertebrates and invertebrates found at several New England Woodland sites confirmed results and conclusions of earlier investigators, and further indicated that amphibians and reptiles were not used much as food, if so used at all. Vertebrate remains found at Late Archaic sites indicate the presence of a largely contemporary fauna. Failure of Late Archaic people at sites studied to use mollusks in quantity as food may have been determined by cultural barriers, and not by lack of availability.