Interacting in Cramped Spaces: Material Culture and Identity at the Mission San Joseph de Sapala
Author(s): Christopher Moore
Accounts by 16th- and 17th-century explorers, missionaries, and government officials clearly illustrate the considerable amount of variability in indigenous cultures, ethnicities, and traditions found throughout the Southeast at contact. Beginning in the mid-17th century, many of these formerly dispersed groups began to coalesce around mission communities in modern Georgia and Florida. The historical narrative of the contraction and eventual destruction of the Spanish mission system in Florida describes numerous towns and communities from the mainland aggregating for a time on Sapelo Island, the site of the Mission San Joseph de Sapala. This paper investigates Mission period ceramic variability in an effort to evaluate the degree to which interactions in mission communities is reflected in the diversity of ceramic attributes.
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Interacting in Cramped Spaces: Material Culture and Identity at the Mission San Joseph de Sapala. Christopher Moore. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429615)
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