Stable Isotopic Relationships between Age, Sex, and Maize Consumption in the Mississippian Vincennes Phase of Indiana
Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin
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.
Wells, de la Cova, Mississippian Vincennes Phase of Indiana
Joshua Wells and Carlina de la Cova (2007).
Stable Isotopic Relationships between Age, Sex, and Maize Consumption in the Mississippian Vincennes Phase of Indiana. Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin.30 (4), 12-16.