Natural Resources, School of

 

Date of this Version

1995

Document Type

Article

Citation

Published in Journal of Archaeological Science 22 (1995), pp. 741-750.

Comments

Copyright © 1995 Academic Press Limited. Used by permission.

Abstract

This paper reports on a cluster analysis of 155 coprolites from Antelope House, a prehistoric Anasazi site in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. The analysis revealed three primary clusters; whole kernel maize, milled maize, and nonmaize, which we believe to represent seasonal- and preference-related cuisine. Protein residue analysis on a subsample of the specimens added depth to the analysis.