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A Good Man in Israel: Zooarchaeology and Assimilation in Antebellum Washington, Washington, Arkansas

Leslie C. Stewart-Abernathy and Barbara L. Ruff
Historical Archaeology
Vol. 23, No. 2 (1989), pp. 96-112
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25615743
Page Count: 17
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A Good Man in Israel: Zooarchaeology and Assimilation in Antebellum Washington, Washington, Arkansas
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Abstract

Recovery of faunal remains in a rich deposit of household trash in Washington, Arkansas, presented an opportunity to examine ethnicity in the archaeological record because the trash was discarded by the early 1840s by the Blocks, a prominent Jewish family. Analysis of the faunal collection suggests that Block foodways did not differ markedly from contemporaneous collections in urban settings. However, the ambiguity of ethnic signatures in this case record may provide clear evidence of cognitive uncertainty and assimilation, particularly since the documentary record suggests continued identification by some family members with Judaism.

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