THE FAUNA EXPLOITED BY THE HOUSEHOLDS
AT THE MAILHOT-CURRAN SITE (BGFN-2)
Claire ST-GERMAIN, Michelle COURTEMANCHE
The Mailhot-Curran site yielded a total of 27364 vertebrate skeletal remains. Some forty species were identified among these remains. The Iroquoian villagers concentrated their diet on fish, but also counted on mammals, birds and reptiles to complement their subsistence which relied primarily on agricultural production. The analysis of the horizontal spatial distribution of skeletal remains between various sectors of the site comprised by six longhouses and three middens sheds light on the relative homogeneity of faunal resources distribution within this community.