Water from Stone

Archaeology and Conservation at Florida's Springs

Author: Jason O'Donoughue

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400097

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book investigates the archaeological significance of springs in the St. Johns River Valley of Florida. Archaeologists have long focused on springs' ecological capacities and have failed to recognize the importance of these places to ancient Floridians. Meanwhile, contemporary conservation narratives, rarely informed by archaeological knowledge, rely on a simplistic notion of eternal, pristine springs that likewise downplays their past significance. O'Donoughue develops an alternative approach that foregrounds springs as places of social interaction with deep historical import.
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New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

Author: Thomas J. Pluckhahn,Victor D. Thompson

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400356

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 298

View: 3403

This book examines the manner in which native peoples of the first millennium in the Southeast US cooperated to form larger and more permanent villages, using the famous archaeological site of Crystal River in west-central Florida as a case study.

Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire

Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site

Author: Robin A. Beck,Christopher Bernard Rodning,David G. Moore

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9780813061597

Category: History

Page: 423

View: 3369

This private face of the Spaniard/Indian encounter is revealed through excavated features containing the remains of daily life at Cuenca, while its extraordinarily well-preserved buildings reveal much about relations between Indians and Spaniards and how these relations changed over the course of 18 months.
Social Science

Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

Author: Vincas P. Steponaitis,C. Margaret Scarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813061665

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7529

"A substantive addition to our knowledge about one of the premier archaeological sites in eastern North America."--George Milner, author of The Cahokia Chiefdom Moundville, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is one of the largest pre-Columbian mound sites in North America. Comprising twenty-nine earthen mounds that were once platforms for chiefly residences and temples, Moundville was a major political and religious center for the people living in its region and for the wider Mississippian world. A much-needed synthesis of the rapidly expanding archaeological work that has taken place in the region over the past two decades, this volume presents the results of multifaceted research and new excavations. Using models deeply rooted in local ethnohistory, it ties Moundville and its people more closely than before to the ethnography of native southerners and emphasizes the role of social memory and ritual practices both at the mound center and in the hinterland, providing an up-to-date and refreshingly nuanced interpretation of Mississippian culture.
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Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida

Author: Jerald T. Milanich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813012728

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 6157

In a richly illustrated book that will appeal to professional and avocational archaeologists, scholars, tourists, and local history buffs, Milanich introduces the material heritage of the first Floridians through the interpretation of artifacts and archaeological sites.
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The Archaeology of Traditions

Agency and History Before and After Columbus

Author: Timothy R. Pauketat

Publisher: Orange Groove Books

ISBN: 9781616101299

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9557

"At last, southeastern archaeology as history of people, not just 'cultures'."--Patricia Galloway, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Rich with the objects of the day-to-day lives of illiterate or common people in the southeastern United States, this book offers an archaeological reevaluation of history itself: where it is, what it is, and how it came to be. Through clothing, cooking, eating, tool making, and other mundane forms of social expression and production, traditions were altered daily in encounters between missionaries and natives, between planters and slaves, and between native leaders and native followers. As this work demonstrates, these "unwritten texts" proved to be potent ingredients in the larger-scale social and political events that shaped how peoples, cultures, and institutions came into being. These developments point to a common social process whereby men and women negotiated about their views of the world and--whether slaves, natives, or Europeans--created history. Bridging the pre-Columbian and colonial past, this book incorporates current theories that cut across disciplines to appeal to anthropologists, historians, and archaeologists. CONTENTS 1. A New Tradition in Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat 2. African-American Tradition and Community in the Antebellum South, by Brian W. Thomas 3. Resistance and Accommodation in Apalachee Province, by John F. Scarry 4. Manipulating Bodies and Emerging Traditions at the Los Adaes Presidio, by Diana DiPaolo Loren 5. Negotiated Tradition? Native American Pottery in the Mission Period in La Florida, by Rebecca Saunders 6. Creek and Pre-Creek Revisited, by Cameron B. Wesson 7. Gender, Tradition, and the Negotiation of Power Relationships in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms, by Lynne P. Sullivan and Christopher B. Rodning 8. Historical Science or Silence? Toward a Historical Anthropology of Mississippian Political Culture, by Mark A. Rees 9. Cahokian Change and the Authority of Tradition, by Susan M. Alt 10. The Historical-Processual Development of Late Woodland Societies, by Michael S. Nassaney 11. A Tradition of Discontinuity: American Bottom Early and Middle Woodland Culture History Reexamined, by Andrew C. Fortier 12. Interpreting Discontinuity and Historical Process in Midcontinental Late Archaic and Early Woodland Societies, by Thomas E. Emerson and Dale L. McElrath 13. Hunter-Gatherers and Traditions of Resistance, by Kenneth E. Sassaman 14. Traditions as Cultural Production: Implications for Contemporary Archaeological Research, by Kent G. Lightfoot 15. Concluding Thoughts on Tradition, History, and Archaeology, by Timothy R. Pauketat Timothy R. Pauketat, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, is the author of The Ascent of Chiefs and coeditor of Cahokia: Domination and Ideology in the Mississippian World.

The Archaeology of Events

Cultural Change and Continuity in the Pre-Columbian Southeast

Author: Zackary I. Gilmore,Jason M. O'Donoughue

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081731850X

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1965

The Archaeology of Events is the first work to apply an events-based approach to the analysis of pivotal developments in the pre-Columbian Southeast.

Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Author: Albert C. Goodyear,Christopher R. Moore

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400349

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 9580

This book is a compilation of several major archaeological research projects ranging from Pre-Clovis through Early Archaic manifestations covering the Coastal Plain of the Southeastern United States.
Social Science

Archaeology of the Mid-Holocene Southeast

Author: Kenneth E. Sassaman,David G. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813018553

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 8249

This volume summarizes our archeological knowledge of natives who inhabited the American Southeast from 8,000 to 3,000 years ago and examines evidence of many of the native cultural expressions observed by early European explorers, including long-distance exchange, plant domestication, mound building, social ranking, and warfare. (Archaeology/Anthropology)
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Cosmopolitan Archaeologies

Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392429

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 6551

An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. The contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to others and respect for cultural difference to archaeological practice, showing that those ethics increasingly demand the rethinking of research agendas. While cosmopolitan archaeologies must be practiced in contextually specific ways, what unites and defines them is archaeologists’ acceptance of responsibility for the repercussions of their projects, as well as their undertaking of heritage practices attentive to the concerns of the living communities with whom they work. These concerns may require archaeologists to address the impact of war, the political and economic depredations of past regimes, the livelihoods of those living near archaeological sites, or the incursions of transnational companies and institutions. The contributors describe various forms of cosmopolitan engagement involving sites that span the globe. They take up the links between conservation, natural heritage and ecology movements, and the ways that local heritage politics are constructed through international discourses and regulations. They are attentive to how communities near heritage sites are affected by archaeological fieldwork and findings, and to the complex interactions that local communities and national bodies have with international sponsors and universities, conservation agencies, development organizations, and NGOs. Whether discussing the toll of efforts to preserve biodiversity on South Africans living near Kruger National Park, the ways that UNESCO’s global heritage project universalizes the ethic of preservation, or the Open Declaration on Cultural Heritage at Risk that the Archaeological Institute of America sent to the U.S. government before the Iraq invasion, the contributors provide nuanced assessments of the ethical implications of the discursive production, consumption, and governing of other people’s pasts. Contributors. O. Hugo Benavides, Lisa Breglia, Denis Byrne, Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Alfredo González-Ruibal, Ian Hodder, Ian Lilley, Jane Lydon, Lynn Meskell, Sandra Arnold Scham


Settlement, Ceremony, and Status in the Deep South, A.D. 350 to 750

Author: Thomas J. Pluckhahn

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817350179

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3841

A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication The first comprehensive and systematic investigation of a Woodland period ceremonial center. Kolomoki, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the southeastern United States, includes at least nine large earthen mounds in the lower Chattahoochee River valley of southwest Georgia. The largest, Mound A, rises approximately 20 meters above the terrace that borders it. From its flat-topped summit, a visitor can survey the string of smaller mounds that form an arc to the south and west. Archaeological research had previously placed Kolomoki within the Mississippian period (ca. A.D. 1000-1500) primarily because of the size and form of the mounds. But this book presents data for the main period of occupation and mound construction that confirm an earlier date, in the Woodland period (ca. A.D. 350-750). Even though the long-standing confusion over Kolomoki’s dating has now been settled, questions remain regarding the lifeways of its inhabitants. Thomas Pluckhahn's research has recovered evidence concerning the level of site occupation and the house styles and daily lives of its dwellers. He presents here a new, revised history of Kolomoki from its founding to its eventual abandonment, with particular attention to the economy and ceremony at the settlement. This study makes an important contribution to the understanding of middle range societies, particularly the manner in which ceremony could both level and accentuate status differentiation within them. It provides a readable overview of one of the most important but historically least understood prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.
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Investigating the Ordinary

Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Author: Sarah E. Price,Philip J. Carr

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400219

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 4589

Centering the archaeological discussion on the everyday affords a vantage point from which to think about the artifacts and conceptions of the past in new ways. Although not written specifically for the non-archaeological audience, this volume serves as an engaging entry into archaeological thinking through exploration of various times and topics.

Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique

Author: Matthew Liebmann

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759112353

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 7102

In recent years, postcolonial theories have emerged as one of the significant paradigms of contemporary academia, affecting disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences. These theories address the complex processes if colonialism on culture and society—with repect to both the colonizers and the colonized—to help us understand the colonial experience in its entirety. The contributors to Archaeology and the Postcolonial Critique present critical syntheses of archaeological and postcolonial studies by examining both Old and New World case studies, and they ask what the ultimate effect of postcolonial theorizing will be on the practice of archaeology in the twenty-first century.
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A Companion to Archaeology

Author: John Bintliff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998601

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 6216

A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world’s leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist. Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of approaching the material record of past societies. Includes essays by experts in reading the past through art, linguistics, or the built environment, and by professionals who present the past through heritage management and museums. Introduces the reader to a range of archaeologists: those who devote themselves to the philosophy of archaeology, those who see archaeology as politics or anthropology, and those who contend that the essence of the discipline is a hard science.

The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Author: Jennifer Birch

Publisher: Florida Museum of Natural Hist

ISBN: 9781683400462

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4932

This volume highlights the similarities and differences in the historical trajectories of village formation and development in eastern North America, as well as the larger processes by which villages have the power to affect large-scale social transformations. Contributors to this volume employ archaeological and historical evidence to explore the development of villages among eastern North American societies of the deep and recent past.
Social Science


Author: George R. Milner

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 1459

Discusses the mound builders

Late Prehistoric Florida

Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Author: Keith Ashley,Nancy Marie White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813061870

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 4117

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.
Social Science

The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Author: Victor D. Thompson,James C. Waggoner

Publisher: Hodder Christian Books

ISBN: 9780813042428

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 4118

An examination of the variety of small-scale economies across a variety of geographical and temporal locations, specifically of the degree to which they modified the landscape.