Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mission Cemeteries, Mission PeoplesHistorical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher M. Stojanowski

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044637

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044637.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 19 February 2020

Cemetery Structure after Collapse

Cemetery Structure after Collapse

Mission Santa Catalina de Guale de Santa María

Chapter:
(p.127) 4 Cemetery Structure after Collapse
Source:
Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples
Author(s):

Christopher M. Stojanowski

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044637.003.0005

This chapter considers the rules of cemetery organization implemented by a population that has already experienced significant population size reduction and aggregation. Although broadly similar to other cemeteries found throughout Spanish Florida in layout, the Guale cemetery on Amelia Island, Florida differs in one major aspect-subadults were afforded high status burial in the very front of the church. Through spatial and biostatistical analyses, this chapter infers the multi-layered aspects of individual and group identity that may have been used to determine grave placement: community identity, family identity, sex, and age. The primary conclusion is that populations living at the end of the mission period, after significant demographic collapse had occurred, placed greater emphasis on their future survival, manifest in reverence for the youngest members of the community.

Keywords:   bioarchaeology, Spanish Colonial Archaeology, Native Americans, biostatistics, Southeastern US Archaeology, Cemetery Studies

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .