This article presents analysis of faunal remains from the Burch House, an 18th-century house in Port Tobacco, Maryland. The location of Port Tobacco gave the town accessibility to water and land transportation, allowing the town to become an important commercial center from the late 17th century to the 18th century. In the 18th century, the town served as the county seat in Charles County, Maryland. The faunal material discussed in this paper was recovered during the 2010 excavation of the Burch House, one of three surviving 18th century buildings. The faunal assemblage from the Burch House provides a snapshot of household diet in a changing port town. The consistency of the assemblage from the early 18th century to early 20th century is indicative of the diet preferences not being impacted by the overall growth and decline of the town.
"Digging the Repast: A Port Town Diet through the Lens of the Natural Landscape,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
47, Article 7.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol47/iss1/7