By Neill J. Wallis, Asa R. Randall
“Theoretically refined and empirically well-grounded. units a direction for stimulating new instructions in archaeology on the fringe of the yankee South and the wider Caribbean world.”—Christopher B. Rodning, coeditor of Archaeological stories of Gender within the Southeastern United States
“Successfully repositions the tale of Florida’s local peoples from the peripheries of background and anthropology to heart stage.”—Thomas E. Emerson, writer of Cahokia and the Archaeology of Power
Given its pivotal place among the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, its various islands, its plentiful natural world, and its subtropical weather, Florida has lengthy been perfect for human habitation. but Florida frequently has been thought of peripheral within the learn of old cultures in North the United States, regardless of what it might probably demonstrate approximately social and weather swap. The essays during this e-book resoundingly argue that Florida is in truth a vital hub of archaeological inquiry.
New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida represents the subsequent wave of southeastern archaeology. members use new facts to problem well-worn types of environmental determinism and localized social touch. certainly, this quantity makes a case for huge interplay and trade between local Floridians and the better southeastern usa as noticeable by way of the diversity of gadgets of far away beginning and mound-building traditions that included extraregional suggestions. subject matters of monumentality, human adjustments of landscapes, the common setting, ritual and mortuary practices, and coastal diversifications display the variety, empirical richness, and broader anthropological value of Florida’s aboriginal past.