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Fort Center

Author : William Hulse Sears
ISBN : 0813012988
Genre : History
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"An excellent publication on an important southeastern site. . . . This book is a superb archaeological report."--Popular Archaeology "A landmark publication by one of the great American archaeologists, it should be read not only by southeastern specialists but by all concerned with agriculture and ceremonial life in the precolumbian New World."--Michael D. Coe, Curator, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University Raising intriguing questions about the relationship of South Florida's prehistoric population to the Caribbean basin and about the origins of maize agriculture in the eastern United States, William Sears documents years of fieldwork at Fort Center, a site in the Lake Okeechobee Basin that was named for a nineteenth-century Seminole War fort. The Belle Glade people--by 500 B.C. the first inhabitants of the site--cultivated maize, draining their earliest fields with large circular ditches. Later fields resembled the raised linear earth mounds found at sites in Mesoamerica and northern South America. Excavations uncovered a charnel platform adorned with wood carvings of animals that was preserved in the mucky bottom of a pond, providing an unparalleled collection of prehistoric Indian art. Maps and photographs detailing these finds accompany the text. William H. Sears is professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University, where he was Graduate Research Professor for many years.
Category: History

The Florida Anthropologist

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123432770
Genre : Anthropology
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Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.
Category: Anthropology


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ISBN : UCSC:32106007394221
Genre : Academic libraries
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Southeastern Archaeology

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ISBN : IND:30000108491931
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Wet Site Archaeology

Author : Barbara A. Purdy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040925385
Genre : Law
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This volume, the result of an International Conference on Wet Site Archaeology funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, explores the rewards and responsibilities of recovering unique assemblages from water-saturated deposits. Characteristics common to all archaeological wet sites are identified from Newfoundland to Chile, Polynesia to Florida, and from the Late Pleistocene to the Twentieth Century. Topics include innovative excavation and preservation methods; the need for adequate funding to preserve and analyze the abundant biological and cultural remains recovered only at archaeological wet sites; expanded knowledge of past environments, subsistence, technologies, artistic expressions, skeletal structure, and pathologies; the urgency to inform developers and governmental bodies about the invisible heritage entombed in wetlands that is often destroyed before it can be investigated; a formula for establishing priorities for excavating wet sites; and how to determine when enough of a wet site has been sampled. Many famous sites and discoveries are described in this volume, including Herculaneum, Hoko River, Hontoon Island, Key Marco, Monte Verde, Ozette, Somerset Levels, Windover, bog bodies of Northern Europe, and lake dwellers of Switzerland. Professional and amateur archaeologists, as well as anyone interested in archaeology or the significance of wet site archaeology will find this book fascinating.
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The Wetland Revolution In Prehistory

Author : Prehistoric Society (London, England)
ISBN : 0951911708
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric