St. Croix Island Faunal Remains Final Prokect Report


This faunal (food animal bone identification) project resulted from discussions among Steven Pendery (NPS), Rebecca Cole-Will (NPS, Acadia National Park) and Arthur Spiess (Maine Historic Preservation) in the spring of 2010. The purpose was to complete a non-destructive identification of the animal bone excavated in 1968/1969 by Temple University, now curated at Acadia National Park. The non-destructive analysis included database and text descriptions of bone element and taxon, bone state of preservation (“green”, burned/blackened, or calcined), weight, measurements if useful, and age indicators following standard procedures of data collection outlined in Spiess and Lewis (2002 The Turner Farm Fauna). Data on shellfish (Mya) in the collection were not recorded.