Title

Stable Isotopic Relationships between Age, Sex, and Maize Consumption in the Mississippian Vincennes Phase of Indiana

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Source

Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin

Volume

30

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

12-16

ISBN/ISSN

08998922

Abstract

Twenty-nine individuals from burial mounds with Vincennes components were subjected to stable isotopic, dental, and osteological analyses to generate data on dietary patterns. The isotopic study is the focus of this paper, demonstrating that women and infants (perhaps of both sexes) who were of high status may have been prescribed maize, but maize was proscribed from high status men.

Keywords

Wells, de la Cova, Mississippian Vincennes Phase of Indiana

Disciplines

Anthropology

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

http://www.socarchsci.org/bulletin/SAS3004.pdf