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New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida$
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Neill J. Wallis and Asa R. Randall

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049366

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049366.001.0001

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Radiocarbon Dates and the Late Prehistory of Tampa Bay

Radiocarbon Dates and the Late Prehistory of Tampa Bay

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5 (p.94) Radiocarbon Dates and the Late Prehistory of Tampa Bay
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New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida
Author(s):

Robert J. Austin

Jeffrey M. Mitchem

Brent R. Weisman

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0006

Establishing the contemporaneity of archaeological deposits from different sites, correlating archaeological occupations with climatic events, and examining periods of transition between major cultural traditions all require precise chronometric dating in order to address them adequately. Such data have been lacking for the Tampa Bay region until recently. In this chapter, a large data set of radiocarbon dates from 11 late prehistoric (500 B.C. to A.D.1500) is presented. These are used to examine the relationship between settlement patterns, sea-level fluctuations, and climatic events; refining the region’s ceramic chronology; and site formation.

Keywords:   Tampa Bay, Radiocarbon Dates, Ceramic Chronology, Sea Levels, Settlement Patterns, Site Formation

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