It's All Fun And Gaming Pieces: An Exploration of Gaming Pieces From Colonial St. Augustine

Author(s): Catrina Cuadra

Year: 2018

Summary

For the colony of La Florida, life on the edge of the world was far from comfortable. Despite the hardships and dangers the residents of St. Augustine faced on a daily basis, they managed to find ways to amuse themselves. This poster investigates the distribution and spatial analysis of gaming pieces found in four colonial St. Augustine sites: Fatio, De Leon, De Mesa, and De Hita. These domestic sites span both the first and second Spanish periods and allow us to explore recreation and quality of life throughout the colonial period. Despite the ubiquity of the human drive to play, relatively little work has been conducted on the gaming pieces found in historical archaeological contexts. This poster will contribute to a better understanding of these gaming pieces and the stories that surround them.  

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It's All Fun And Gaming Pieces: An Exploration of Gaming Pieces From Colonial St. Augustine. Catrina Cuadra. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441692)

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Temporal Keywords
17th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 687