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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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Northwest Florida Woodland Mounds and Middens

Northwest Florida Woodland Mounds and Middens

The Sacred and Not So Secular

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(p.121) 6 Northwest Florida Woodland Mounds and Middens
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New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida
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Michael Russo

Craig Dengel

Jeffrey Shanks

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0007

Traditional analyses of Swift Creek and Weeden Island middens in northwest Florida have focused on the environmental and quotidian aspects of their of their placement and use. In operative models, middens are the “secular” and burial mounds are the “sacred” features on the settlement landscape. Data is present from recent investigations of a particular kind of midden, the ring midden. These suggest that the presence of putative exotic and ritual objects in ring middens and their plazas, as well as their proximities to burial mounds reflect ceremonial functions and practices occurred at the ring sites.

Keywords:   Swift Creek, Weeden Island, midden, ceremonial, ritual

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