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A regional approach to the study of diet during the first century of the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade in Rupert's Land

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dc.contributor.author Balcom, Rebecca J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-01T20:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-01T20:18:57Z
dc.date.issued 1981 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72738488 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3470
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents techniques for examining diet during the first century of the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade in Rupert's Land. The techniques that have been developed from the regional historical documents in order to study diet in this new environment are a food chronology, two food classification schemes, and a flow diagram which illustrates the flow of food through the Hudson's Bay Company subsistence system. These analytic techniques are then applied at the site-specific 1eve1 to the historical and archaeological data from New Severn (1685-1690). This research illustrates the usefulness of a regional approach. Due to the gaps in the historical record for this time period, particularly at the site-specific level, a broader understanding of diet at individual posts is possible by utilising documents pertaining to the entire Bayside region. Furthermore, this study illustrates the utility of combining historical and archaeological data bases in order to obtain a more detailed inventory of foods available for consumption. The archaeoloqical data base lacks information pertaining to imported foods and the historical data base lacks information pertaining to local resource utilisation. By integrating these two data bases in the manner suggested by the previously mentioned techniques, it is concluded that, barring calamity, the diet of the Hudson's Bay Company fur traders at New Severn was nutritionally adequate providing there was sufficient intake of the available foods. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 107 leaves : en_US
dc.format.extent 4432868 bytes
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dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights The reproduction of this thesis has been made available by authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research, and may only be reproduced and copied as permitted by copyright laws or with express written authorization from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title A regional approach to the study of diet during the first century of the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade in Rupert's Land en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US


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