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They Dared to DreamFlorida Women Who Shaped History$
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Doris Weatherford

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060606

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060606.001.0001

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A Time Before

A Time Before

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They Dared to Dream

Doris Weatherford

University Press of Florida

This chapter provides a history of the role of women in prehistoric Florida. Everything known about the early people of Florida indicates that they occupied themselfvfes with weaving and sewing. It is likely, too, that women did most if not all of the cooking and carrying, which motivated them to grow gourds for containers. By 2000 BC, early Floridians—again, most likely women—made pottery from clay. And because women bear the next generation of children and endure the hardships of pregnancy, delivery, and lactation, it was likely to be women, more than men, who saw growing food as preferable to gathering it. In places where prehistoric history was memorialized, the theme of female fertility is important. Women are honored for their vital role in giving birth to the future.

Keywords:   women, prehistoric Florida, weaving, sewing, pottery, pregnancy, female fertility

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