Zooarchaeological analysis of a free African community: Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose

  title={Zooarchaeological analysis of a free African community: Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose},
  author={Elizabeth J. Reitz},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  • E. Reitz
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
Vertebrate remains from Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, near St. Augustine, Florida, provide a unique opportunity to examine African foodways at what may have been the first legally sanctioned, free, African town within the boundaries of what today is the United States of America. The collection contained 28,592 bones and an estimated 281 individuals. When data from Mose are compared to those from the nearby Nombre de Dios Native American village, it is clear that the refuse from Mose… 

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