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By Asa R. Randall

“Theoretically subtle 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 reports of Gender within the Southeastern United States

 

“Successfully repositions the tale of Florida’s local peoples from the peripheries of heritage and anthropology to heart stage.”—Thomas E. Emerson, writer of Cahokia and the Archaeology of Power

 

Given its pivotal position among the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, its a number of islands, its considerable wildlife, and its subtropical weather, Florida has lengthy been excellent for human habitation. but Florida generally has been thought of peripheral within the examine of old cultures in North the USA, regardless of what it will possibly show approximately social and weather swap. The essays during this publication resoundingly argue that Florida is in reality a very important hub of archaeological inquiry.

New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida represents the following wave of southeastern archaeology. participants use new info 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 larger southeastern usa as noticeable by means of the diversity of items of far-off foundation 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 exhibit the range, empirical richness, and broader anthropological importance of Florida’s aboriginal past.

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