Food and Fortitude: A Story of Life Within Presidio San Saba as told through Zooarchaeological Analysis
Presidio San Sabá was the largest military outpost in the Texas region during the mideighteenth century. This research project is a continuation of Arlene Fradkin, and Tamra Walters’ previous faunal analysis conducted on a portion of the site’s assemblage. This inquiry will focus on comparing the areas within the interior plaza to provide insight into dietary practices and to see if socio-economic status use of certain areas can be inferred. This study will incorporate the use of their hunted versus domestic resources, aquatic versus terrestrial animals, element selection, butchery practices, size class, hunting practices and the potential consumptions of horses and bison.
zooarchaeology, archaeology, environmental archaeology, culinary archaeology
Reedy, C. (2023). Food and fortitude: A story of life within Presidio San Sabá as told through zooarchaeological analysis (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.