3 years ago

Eating Barrelled Meat in Upper Canada: Cultural and Archaeological Implications

Eric D. Tourigny


Much of the meat consumed in nineteenth-century southern Ontario (Upper Canada) came in the form of preserved barreled products. The specific ways of obtaining, preparing and consuming these products resulted in unique regional foodways. Through analyses of historical and archaeological evidence, this paper investigates how barreled meat was packed, shipped and purchased in Upper Canada and discusses the various ways its consumption impacted the lives of its residents and contributed to the formation of local identities. An investigation of butchery marks and body portion distributions lead to a possible method for archaeologically distinguishing between barreled and non-barreled meat assemblages.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10761-017-0450-1

DOI: 10.1007/s10761-017-0450-1

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