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Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Ryan Wheeler and Joanna Ostapkowicz


Frank Hamilton Cushing’s 1896 excavations at Key Marco revealed astonishing carved and painted wooden artifacts rarely seen by archaeologists. Those following in Cushing’s footsteps have assembled a corpus of aesthetic objects from Florida, often in perishable materials. These range from an embarrassing number of dugout canoes, to the wooden animal carvings of Fort Center’s mortuary pond and the owl totem of Hontoon Island. Connections to neighboring areas have been sought with some success; in general, however, the diversity of imagery often makes comparison a challenge. The chapters in this ... More

Keywords: Florida, wooden artifacts, dugout canoes, Key Marco, Mortuary pond, Hontoon Island

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400783
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Wheeler, editor
Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Joanna Ostapkowicz, editor
University of Oxford

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1 From Watery Realms

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3 Spring Surprise

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6 The Pineland Site Complex

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7 Fort Center’s Wooden Bestiary

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9 Owls, Otters, and Pelicans in Watery Realms

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