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The Anthropology of Florida

Written by Ales Hrdlicka and edited by Jeffrey M. Mitchem

Publication Year: 2007

A fundamental work on the peopling of the Americas.
This volume, originally published in 1922, constitutes the most complete summary of anthropological information on Florida up until that point. Not only does it consider all previous research on Florida archaeology, physical anthropology, and aboriginal history, it also contains Hrdlicka’s analysis of every human bone from Florida that he could find in collections. He made remarkably accurate observations about the general physical types of prehistoric Florida Indians and how they compared to native peoples of surrounding regions.

Published by: The University of Alabama Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Introduction to the New Edition Aleš Hrdlička's 1918 Survey of Southwest Florida

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pp. v-xxvi

Aleš Hrdlička (1869-1943) (figure 1) is generally regarded as the father of American physical anthropology or bioanthropology, the biological study of humans and primates. An indefatigable researcher, writer, and collector, he made monumental impacts on the field. ...

Index to the Introduction

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pp. xxvii-xxx

Contents [Includes Illustrations]

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WHEN at the end of October, 1918, shortly after the death of my wife, Professor W. H. Holmes and Dr. J. W. Fewkes, through the Bureau of American Ethnology, offered me the facilities for a brief trip of exploration, I chose one of the least known regions in the States, namely, the...

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I. Indian Remains of the Southwestern Coast of Florida [Includes Image Plates]

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pp. 5-54

THE Ten Thousand Islands Region.—Of the few as yet but very imperfectly explored regions in the United States, the largest perhaps is the southernmost part of Florida below the 26th degree of northern latitude. This is particularly true of the central and western...

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II. Anthropology of Florida

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pp. 57-80

WHEN Ponce de Le

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III. New Observations [Includes Image Plates and Summary Section]

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pp. 83-132

THE present study of skeletal material from Florida included that at the U. S. National Museum, together with all that preserved at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. It comprises the Clarence B. Moore, The Hamilton Cushing,1 and the author's...

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pp. 133-144


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pp. 145-150

E-ISBN-13: 9780817384654
Print-ISBN-13: 9780817353599

Page Count: 184
Publication Year: 2007

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  • Indians of North America -- Florida -- Antiquities.
  • Seminole Indians -- Antiquities.
  • Florida -- Antiquities.
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