Coastal Weeden Island subsistence economy and occupation
Little, Maran Elaine
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Subsistence economy, occupation, and seasonality of sites have been major research trajectories for many coastal southeastern sites. A unit was excavated at Strange’s Ring Midden (8By1355) in Bay County, Florida in order to further investigate these subjects. The site is part of a Weeden Island village complex located on an expansive estuarine bay system. Most village sites in this area and time period seem to be year-round occupations with mixed resource acquisition strategies. The zooarchaeological remains recovered from the excavation show that the occupants of the site practiced a mixed subsistence strategy with an emphasis on resource location instead of resource type. Occupation of the Strange’s site during this period is at least multi-seasonal if not year-round.