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Setting the TableCeramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida$
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Kathryn L. Ness

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400042

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400042.001.0001

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The Ponce de León and de Salas Households, St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León and de Salas Households, St. Augustine, Florida

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(p.59) 5 The Ponce de León and de Salas Households, St. Augustine, Florida
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Setting the Table
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Kathryn L. Ness

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400042.003.0005

“The Ponce de León and de Salas Households, St. Augustine, Florida” discusses the history and archaeology of St. Augustine, Florida and two of the three major data sets used in Setting the Table. Specifically, it focuses on the households of two wealthy, mid eighteenth-century families: the Ponce de Leóns and the de Salases. The chapter provides biographical information on the families who owned and lived on these properties and describes the material that was recovered at their properties in later archaeological excavations. It focuses on the ceramics from three eighteenth-century deposits: the trash pit and well from the Ponce de León household and a well from the de Salas property. In comparing these sites, the data appears to contradict the traditional hypothesis that wealthy Spaniards in Spanish America would have owned and displayed a significant amount of Spanish and Spanish-American goods. The chapter argues instead that wealthy individuals in this Florida town were aware of and following fashions in Spain, many of which reflected broader trends in Europe and incorporated ideas, goods, and aesthetics from England, France, and elsewhere in Europe.

Keywords:   St. Augustine, Florida, archaeology, Ceramics, Dining, Spanish, Ponce de Leóns, De Salases

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