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Prehistoric Tree Island Use in the Northern Everglades: New Evidence from the Late Archaic

Author(s): William Locascio ; Matthew Colvin

Year: 2017

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Summary

A season of test excavations at a late archaic tree island site in south Florida has produced several interesting, if broad, patterns in the practices of prehistoric peoples living within this landscape. Stratigraphic evidence further supported by AMS dating reveal use of the tree island spanning nearly 1000 years of periodic long-term human occupation. Evidence attests to a certain "social fabric" at the settlement, suggesting its identity as a memorable place on the landscape, a quality contrary to what might be expected of existing models of tree island use in the prehistoric Everglades.


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Prehistoric Tree Island Use in the Northern Everglades: New Evidence from the Late Archaic. William Locascio, Matthew Colvin. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430595)


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

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Abstract Id(s): 16769

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America