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New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Victor D. Thompson


The tension between competition and cooperation has emerged as a major topic of concern in the understanding of human societies. The dynamic is epitomized by societies undergoing the transition to larger and more permanent villages, referred to as “early village” societies. This study describes archaeological research directed toward the understanding of early village formation at the Crystal River and Roberts Island sites in west-central Florida. Crystal River has long recognized as one of the preeminent sites of the Woodland period (ca. 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1000) in the American Southeast; Robe ... More

Keywords: Cooperation, Competition, Collective action, Early village societies, Crystal River, Roberts Island

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400356
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Pluckhahn, author
University of Georgia

Victor D. Thompson, author
University of South Florida