Copper-The Overlooked Artifact Of The Borderlands Of New Spain

Author(s): Russell K Skowronek

Year: 2018


From the littoral of Florida to coastal California vessels made of copper have been regularly found on archaeological sites associated with the borderlands of New Spain.  While described in in the associated archaeological literature they, unlike the ubiquitous copper artifacts associated with sites in New France, have not received systematic analysis.  This presentation, based on nearly two decades of archaeological and documentary research, brings the folk taxonomy found in documents into alignment with the realities of material culture.  Materials from California, Florida, and Texas are considered

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Copper-The Overlooked Artifact Of The Borderlands Of New Spain. Russell K Skowronek. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441616)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 248