By Asa R. Randall
“Theoretically refined and empirically well-grounded. units a path for stimulating new instructions in archaeology on the fringe of the yankee South and the wider Caribbean world.”—Christopher B. Rodning, coeditor of Archaeological stories 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 quite a few islands, its ample natural world, and its subtropical weather, Florida has lengthy been perfect for human habitation. but Florida generally has been thought of peripheral within the examine of historical cultures in North the USA, regardless of what it could actually exhibit approximately social and weather switch. 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. individuals use new information to problem well-worn versions of environmental determinism and localized social touch. certainly, this quantity makes a case for substantial interplay and trade between local Floridians and the higher southeastern usa as visible by means of the range of items of far away beginning and mound-building traditions that integrated extraregional suggestions. subject matters of monumentality, human changes of landscapes, the traditional atmosphere, ritual and mortuary practices, and coastal variations show the variety, empirical richness, and broader anthropological importance of Florida’s aboriginal past.