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Food for Thought

Subsistence will always be an integral part of the human condition. This underscores the importance of faunal, animal bone, remains in understanding the past. Historical archaeologists incorporate animal bones in order to understand what humans ate, their social identity, based on cuts of meats, religious affiliations, such as constraints on pig consumption, whether they domesticated […]

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Wye House: Seven Years of Archaeology

Following these two weeks of blogging by our field school students and staff and before completing our final week of excavations, it is appropriate to refresh everyone of our work at Wye House. Here is a condensed version of our time at Wye House. In 2004, Mrs. R. Carmichael Tilghman offered our project the opportunity […]

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