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Harney Flats
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"Represents another stepping stone toward our understanding of life in the Southeast 10,000–11,000 years ago."--Southeastern Archaeology "The Paleoindian component at Harney Flats is a benchmark in early [human] studies in Florida and the Southeast."--North American Archaeologist "A work which must be recognized as a definitive study of Paleoindians in Florida and which will serve as a model for future archaeological studies throughout North America and elsewhere."--Florida Anthropologist "The book is a Florida Paleoindian classic."--Dan F. Morse, coauthor of Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley

Discovered during construction of the I-75 corridor northeast of Tampa, the site of Harney Flats was a turning point in the archaeology of the southeastern United States. Beneath evidence of human settlement from the Middle Archaic period, researchers unearthed Paleoindian stone tools--representing a rare example of a stratified site in the Southeast with a Paleoindian occupation. The expansive excavations at Harney Flats demonstrated that significant land-based sites of early human settlement exist in Florida and are worth exploring.

Harney Flats describes the excavation, which was praised for its state-of-the-art strategy and interpretive methods despite its sandy environment, and details the objects uncovered--projectile points, scrapers, adzes--and what they reveal about the lives of the people who used them. Including an update on relevant research since its first publication, this volume is the definitive account of a critical finding in the study of early human history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface to the First Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Research Background
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. Methodology
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. 3. Site Stratification and Cultural Stratification
  2. pp. 28-40
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  1. 4. Artifact Analysis
  2. pp. 41-97
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  1. 5. Intra-Site Spatial Analysis
  2. pp. 98-128
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  1. 6. A Comparative Overview of Early Man Sites
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. 7. Context of Paleo-Indian in Central Florida
  2. pp. 145-161
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  1. 8. Developing Models of a Band Society
  2. pp. 162-167
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  1. 9. Settlement Systems and Technology: A Summary Model
  2. pp. 168-175
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 176-198
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 199-205
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  1. About the Authors
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  1. Further Series Titles
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