Submerged Prehistory (Other Keyword)

1-6 (6 Records)

A Geoarchaeological Review of the Guest Mammoth Kill Site (8MR130) in the Silver River, Florida (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Morgan Smith.

The first field school on an underwater prehistoric site in the United States was conducted on the Guest Mammoth site in the Silver River, near Ocala, Florida in the 1970s. This site was touted as a Columbian mammoth kill site, the first found east of the Mississippi River. The excavators presented evidence of this in the form of a single fluted point, six direct percussion flakes, and several pressure flakes found associated with the remains of an adult and a juvenile mammoth. In addition,...

Investigations at Half Mile Rise Sink (8TA98): A Submerged Paleoindian Site in Northwest Florida (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Analise Hollingshead.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Half Mile Rise Sink (8TA98) is located within the Half Mile Rise portion of the Aucilla River in Northwest Florida. This site offers vital clues on Paleoindian lifeways of peoples occupying the Big Bend region of Florida. Here, Paleoindian projectile points and other lithics, faunal remains, and bone tools were recovered during previous investigations from a...

Stuck in the Middle: A Technological Organization Study on an Underwater Paleoindian Assemblage (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Morgan Smith.

Unfluted lanceolate point types in the Southeast United States, including Suwannee, Simpson, Quad, and Beaver Lake, are poorly understood. A lack of robust unfluted point assemblages found in secure context in association with radiocarbon datable material has made interpreting these types difficult. However, a few sites in the Southeast contain unfluted lanceolate points within relative stratigraphic sequences or associated with extinct fauna. Based on this evidence from these sites, these...

Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology on the Atlantic Continental Shelf (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley Lemke.

This is an abstract from the "Advances in Global Submerged Paleolandscapes Research" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Given the last two million years of global fluctuations in climate and ocean levels, submerged landscapes are arguably the most important zone for addressing questions concerning human evolution and migration and are unique for their potential to preserve extraordinary evidence of prehistoric peoples. A discovery off the coast of...

The Suitability of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Mapping Sub-Marsh Paleogeography and Implications for Large-Scale Archaeological Surveys of Wetlands and Marshes (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Leach.

Prehistoric sites beneath modern marshes are uncommon and valuable cultural resources with superior organic preservation potential. Such sites generally offer greater stratigraphic integrity than their terrestrial counterparts as they were not historically plowed. However, these sites are overlooked and understudied in eastern North America due to low visibility, disagreement on surveying strategies, and misperceptions regarding the high costs of investigation and low potential for site...

Underwater Archaeology Through the Ages (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Morgan F. Smith. Keilani Hernandez. Arlice Marionneaux. Tara Van Niekerk. Hunter W. Whitehead.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeology underwater is a broad field. While traditionally associated with historical resources such as ships, harbors, and sunken cities, growing attention is focused on less researched portions of the submerged archaeological record such as prehistoric sites, shipwrecks in deep water, and sunken...