Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands


A multi-disciplinary approach was taken during recent archaeological investigations at multiple Everglades tree island accretionary middens. The research design focused on recovering as much information as possible to ascertain the evolution of tree islands across the Everglades with respect to human adaptation. An immense amount of material was recovered, which permitted researchers to reconstruct paleo-botanical environments, soil formation processes, and human adaptations on these tree islands. This study includes detailed bioarchaeological, ceramic, invertebrate and vertebrate faunal, geoarchaeological, lithic, malacological, and paleobotanical analyses. This poster summarizes the results of each of these analyses and discusses how the different methodologies used during the current research compare to previous research.

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Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands. Eric Poplin, Howard Cyr, Kandace Hollenbach, David Baluha, Carolyn Rock. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404612)

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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;