Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World


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Prehistoric Florida societies, particularly those of the peninsula, have been largely ignored or given only minor consideration in overviews of the Mississippian southeast (A.D. 1000-1600). This groundbreaking volume lifts the veil of uniformity frequently draped over these regions in the literature, providing the first comprehensive examination of Mississippi-period archaeology in the state.
     Featuring contributions from some of the most prominent researchers in the field, this collection describes and synthesizes the latest data from excavations throughout Florida. In doing so, it reveals a diverse and vibrant collection of cleared-field maize farmers, part-time gardeners, hunter-gatherers, and coastal and riverine fisher/shellfish collectors who formed a distinctive part of the Mississippian southeast.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813040141
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 07/15/2012
Series: Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Keith Ashley is coordinator of archaeological research and instructor of anthropology at the University of North Florida. Nancy Marie White, professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida, is author of Archaeology for Dummies and editor of Gulf Coast Archaeology.

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

1 Late Prehistoric Florida: An Introduction Keith Ashley Nancy Marie White 1

2 Southwest Florida during the Mississippi Period William H. Marquardt Karen J. Walker 29

3 Mississippian Influence in the Glades, Belle Glade, and East Okeechobee Areas of South Florida Robert S. Carr 62

4 The Indian River Region during the Mississippi Period Thomas E. Penders 81

5 Early St. Johns II Interaction, Exchange, and Politics: A View from Northeastern Florida Keith Ashley 100

6 The Alachua of North-Central Florida Vicki Rolland 126

7 An Overview of the Suwannee Valley Culture John E. Worth 149

8 Safety Harbor: Mississippian Influence in the Circum-Tampa Bay Region Jeffrey M. Mitchem 172

9 Fort Walton Culture in the Tallahassee Hills Rochelle A. Marrinan 186

10 Fort Walton Culture in the Apalachicola Valley, Northwest Florida Nancy Marie White Jeffrey P. Du Vernay Amber J. Yuellig 231

11 Defining Pensacola and Fort Walton Cultures in the Western Panhandle Norma Harris 275

12 The Mississippi Period in Florida: A View from the Mississippian World of Cahokia John E. Kelly 296

References Cited 311

List of Contributors 363

Index 365

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