Colonial and Creole Diets in Eighteenth-Century New Orleans


in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036809
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041841 | DOI:
Colonial and Creole Diets in Eighteenth-Century New Orleans

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Animal remains from two sites provide an opportunity to examine the colonial diet in French and Spanish occupations of New Orleans between 1715 and 1800. Faunal assemblages from Madame John's Legacy (16OR51), an inn/tavern site in the city, and St. Augustine (16OR148), a plantation near the city, allow the authors to address how differences related to class, ethnicity, and urban–rural location are reflected in the food that was consumed. In addition, evidence for distinctions between colonial and Creole diets is explored.

Keywords: diet; New Orleans; plantation sites; food; ethnicity; class; inn; tavern; zooarchaeology

Chapter.  6736 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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