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Prehistoric Dogs from Weyanoke Old Town, Virginia
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Weyanoke Old Town, Virginia (44PG51) has one of the largest collections of prehistoric dog skeletal remains from a single archaeological site in the western hemisphere. Numbering some 126-146 dogs (MNI, MAXNI), the domestic dog skeletal remains are currently being analyzed in a comprehensive osteological, osteometric, and paleopathological study. Based on AMS radiocarbon dating, the dogs are pre-European contact in age, averaging about 1000 years old.

Related Publications:

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 2006. Canis familiaris (Domestic Dog) Skeletal Remains from Weyanoke Old Town (44PG51), Virginia. Northeast Anthropology 69:59-85.

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 2000. The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Dogs in Virginia Algonquian Culture as Seen from Weyanoke Old Town. Papers of the Thirty-First Algonquian Conference, edited by John D. Nichols, pp. 1-17. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 1988. A Preliminary Report on the Osteometric Analysis of Some Aboriginal Dogs (Canis familiaris) from Weyanoke Old Town, 44PG51, Prince George County, Virginia. Archeological Society of Virginia Quarterly Bulletin 43(1):1-13. Archeological Society of Virginia, Richmond.

•other publications forthcoming...


Recent Conference Presentations:

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 2010. 120+ Prehistoric Domestic Dogs from Weyanoke Old Town (44PG51), Virginia Date to ca. A.D. 760-1310: Radiometric Dates on Canines and Canine-Human Burials and Future Research Directions. Archeological Society of Virginia & Eastern States Archaeological Federation Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 2010. Williamsburg, Virginia.

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 2009. New Radiometric Dates and Canine-Human Burial Ceremonialism at Weyanoke Old Town (44PG51), Virginia. Colonel Howard MacCord Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia. Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, Virginia. July 16, 2009.

•Blick, Jeffrey P. 2006. Canis familiaris Skeletal Remains from Weyanoke Old Town, Virginia. Session: Dog/Wolf Poster Workshop. International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) International Conference, Mexico City, Mexico. August 23-28, 2006.

•Kelderhouse, Charles, Elizabeth W. Uhl and Jeffrey P. Blick. 2011. Chronic Coxo-femoral Luxation in a 13th Century Virginia Dog: Differentiation from Hip Dysplasia. Paper Presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. April 9-13, 2011. Washington, D.C.

•Uhl, Elizabeth W., Charles Kelderhouse and Jeffrey P. Blick. 2011. Evidence of a New World Origin for Canine Distemper. Paper Presented at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. April 9-13, 2011. Washington, D.C.

•Uhl, Elizabeth W., Charles Kelderhouse, Jamie Williams and Jeffrey Blick. 2010. Hypertrophic Osteopathy in a 13th Century Dog. Poster Presented at the American College of Veterinary Pathologists 61st Annual Meeting. October 30-November 3, 2010. Baltimore, Maryland.


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Jeffrey P. Blick, Ph.D.
Dept. of Gov. & Sociology
Georgia College & State Univ.
320 N. Wayne St., Box 18
Milledgeville, GA 31061 USA
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