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New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Neill J. Wallis and Asa R. Randall


This book brings together recent archaeological research in Florida that provides detailed and nuanced interpretations of the pre-Columbian past. The contributions to this volume cover much of the Florida panhandle and peninsula and consider time periods between 7,500 and 500 years ago. While the archaeology of Florida has been the focus of several widely cited syntheses, these broad treatments entrenched certain notions that are no longer tenable. In particular, data from fieldwork, the use of new techniques, and reconsideration of work by earlier preeminent archaeologists has revealed consid ... More

Keywords: Florida, pre-Columbian past, archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049366
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neill J. Wallis, editor

Asa R. Randall, editor

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Front Matter


Neill J. Wallis, and Asa R. Randall

1 Archaic Histories beyond the Shell “Heap” on the St. Johns River

Asa R. Randall, Kenneth E. Sassaman, Zackary I. Gilmore, Meggan E. Blessing, and Jason M. O'Donoughue

3 Monumentality beyond Scale

Thomas J. Pluckhahn, and Victor D. Thompson

5Radiocarbon Dates and the Late Prehistory of Tampa Bay

Robert J. Austin, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Brent R. Weisman

6 Northwest Florida Woodland Mounds and Middens

Michael Russo, Craig Dengel, and Jeffrey Shanks

7 North Gulf Coastal Archaeology of the Here and Now

Kenneth E. Sassaman, Paulette S. McFadden, Micah P. Monés, Andrea Palmiotto, and Asa R. Randall

8 The Modification and Manipulation of Landscape at Fort Center

Victor D. Thompson, and Thomas J. Pluckhahn

9 Crafting Orange Pottery in Early Florida

Rebecca Saunders, and Margaret K. Wrenn

10 It's Ceremonial, Right?

Ryan J. Wheeler, and Robert S. Carr

13 Ritual at the Mill Cove Complex

Keith Ashley, and Vicki Rolland