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The East Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore

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A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

This comprehensive compilation of Moore's archaeological publications on eastern Florida will prove an invaluable primary resource for Florida archaeologists.

Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936), a wealthy Philadelphia socialite, paper company heir, and photographer made the archaeology of the Southeast his passion beginning in the 1870s. This volume collects 17 of Moore's publications on East Florida, originally ...

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Overview

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication

This comprehensive compilation of Moore's archaeological publications on eastern Florida will prove an invaluable primary resource for Florida archaeologists.

Clarence B. Moore (1852-1936), a wealthy Philadelphia socialite, paper company heir, and photographer made the archaeology of the Southeast his passion beginning in the 1870s. This volume collects 17 of Moore's publications on East Florida, originally published between 1892 and 1903. These invaluable and copiously illustrated works document the results of Moore's numerous archaeological expeditions along Florida's eastern coastline from the Georgia border to Lake Okeechobee and focus primarily on sites along the St. Johns River and its tributaries. Moore's archaeological work in East Florida was arguably his best and most thorough research from a modern perspective.

Jeffrey Mitchem's introduction to this volume describes and analyzes Moore's work in East Florida, summarizes what we know about the sites Moore investigated, and surveys subsequent archaeological work conducted in this area since Moore's expeditions. Mitchem's introduction highlights the significance of Moore's work on the shell heaps along the St. Johns River. It led to the earliest recorded instance of a researcher noting the changes in pottery styles in the region, a major key to establishing chronologies.In 1894, Moore wrote of his hope "that the archaeology of Florida may be redeemed from the obscurity that has hitherto characterized it." Over a century later, this Press has aimed to fulfill Moore's wish by reprinting this and other collections of his archaeological publications.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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"C. B. Moore's volumes are indispensable to scholars working on the archaeology of the American South, and they are fascinating reading for anyone interested in ancient Indian cultures. Nowadays these volumes are extremely rare and virtually impossible to find. That's why Alabama's Classics in Southeastern Archaeology series is so important. "
&#151Vincas Steponaitis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Mitchem's introduction . . . is important in its own right."
—American Anthropologist

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Collects 17 of Moore's publications (two in facsimile form and the others reproduced with no words changed) originally published between 1892 and 1903. Extensively illustrated with b&w drawings of his findings, the works document the results of his numerous archeological expeditions from Georgia to Lake Okeechobee with a focus primarily on sites along the St. John's River and its tributaries. The introduction summarizes what is known about the sites Moore investigated and surveys subsequent archaeological work in the area. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817309503
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Classics in Southeast Archaeology Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,179,585
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 14.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey M. Mitchem is Associate Archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
A Burial Mound of Florida 53
Supplementary Investigation at Tick Island 64
Mounds in Florida 72
Certain Shell Heaps of the St. John's River, Florida, Hitherto Unexplored 75
Certain Sand Mounds of the St. John's River, Florida 127
Tobacco Pipes in Shell-Heaps of the St. John's 374
Additional Mounds of Duval and of Clay Counties, Florida. Mound Investigation on the East Coast of Florida. Certain Florida Coast Mounds North of the St. Johns River 377
Recent Acquisitions. A "Banner-Stone" of Shell 400
A Cache of Pendent Ornaments 402
Sheet-Copper from the Mounds Is Not Necessarily of European Origin 405
Indexes 423
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