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Presenting the most current research and thinking on prehistoric archaeology in the Southeast, this volume reexamines some of Florida’s most important Paleoindian sites and discusses emerging technologies and methods that are necessary knowledge for archaeologists working in the region today.

Using new analytical methods, contributors explore fresh perspectives on sites including Old Vero, Guest Mammoth, Page-Ladson, and Ray Hole Spring. They discuss the role of hydrology—rivers, springs, and coastal plain drainages—in the history of Florida’s earliest inhabitants. They address both the research challenges and the unique preservation capacity of the state’s many underwater sites, suggesting solutions for analyzing corroded lithic artifacts and submerged midden deposits.

Looking towards future research, archaeologists discuss strategies for finding additional pre-Clovis and Clovis-era sites offshore on the southeastern continental shelf. The search is important, these essays show, because Florida’s prehistoric sites hold critical data for the debate over the nature and timing of the first human colonization of the Western Hemisphere.

 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. David K. Thulman and Ervan G. Garrison
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. The Past, Present, and Future of the Archaeology of Early Floridians
  1. 1. Paleoindian Archaeology in Florida in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
  2. David K. Thulman
  3. pp. 13-25
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  1. 2. Underwater Archaeology of Paleolandscapes in the Big Bend: Ten Years of Research on the Offshore, 1986–1992 and 1998–2002
  2. Michael K. Faught
  3. pp. 26-40
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  1. 3. What Does the Future Hold for First Floridian Studies?
  2. Jessi J. Halligan
  3. pp. 41-56
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  1. 4. The Old Vero Site and the Current Paleoindian Landscape of Florida
  2. C. Andrew Hemmings
  3. pp. 57-78
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  1. 5. Hunting an Underwater Mammoth: A Re-evaluation of the First Submerged Prehistoric Site Excavated in the Americas
  2. Morgan F. Smith
  3. pp. 79-98
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  1. Part II. Early Floridian Studies in a Broader Context
  1. 6. Early Paleoindian Potentials on the Continental Shelf in the Southeastern United States
  2. James S. Dunbar and David K. Thulman
  3. pp. 101-121
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  1. 7. The Predicate Form: Using Artifact Shapes to Reconstruct Social Interaction during the Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic Periods in the Southeast
  2. David K. Thulman
  3. pp. 122-138
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  1. 8. Illicit Digging, Illicit Collecting, and Archaeology: A Perspective from Florida
  2. Mary Glowacki and James S. Dunbar
  3. pp. 139-159
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  1. 9. Paleoindian Zooarchaeology in Florida
  2. Rochelle A. Marrinan and Tanya M. Peres
  3. pp. 160-172
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  1. Part III. Technical Advances in the Study of Early Floridians
  1. 10. Geoarchaeology Underwater and Its Challenges: An Example from Florida
  2. Ervan G. Garrison and Jessica Cook Hale
  3. pp. 175-193
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  1. 11. Postdepositional Corrosions in Lithic Items Recovered from Submerged Marine Contexts
  2. Jessica Cook Hale
  3. pp. 194-220
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  1. 12. Emerging Remote Sensing Methods in Underwater Archaeology
  2. Timothy S. de Smet and Morgan F. Smith
  3. pp. 221-240
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  1. 13. Paleoindian Settlement in the Southeastern United States: The Role of Large Databases
  2. David G. Anderson, David Echeverry, D. Shane Miller, Andrew A. White, Stephen J. Yerka, Eric Kansa, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Christopher R. Moore, Kelsey Noack Myers, Joshua J. Wells, Thaddeus G. Bissett, and Ashley M. Smallwood
  3. pp. 241-275
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  1. 14. The State of Florida Paleoindian Studies: Early Paleoindian Potentials on the Continental Shelf
  2. Ervan G. Garrison and David K. Thulman
  3. pp. 276-282
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 283-344
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  1. List of Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781683400806
Related ISBN
9781683400738
MARC Record
OCLC
1102321287
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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