On the Beaten Path: Modeling Logistics During the Second Seminole War

Author(s): Michelle D. Sivilich; Sean Norman

Year: 2018


Conflict archaeology is growing and expanding as a discipline, however, the focus has been battle-centric. There are many other crucial landscape features that have remained in the background of these discussions. This project proposes to use the Fort King Road as a test case for modeling conflict. This project will develop a GIS model of how the road functioned as a critical piece of the battle landscape during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) and seeks to understand how the road shaped the conflicts that occurred along it. Roads are highly dynamic, crucial pieces of infrastructure and yet, have been neglected as features of battlefields aside from just noting their existence. Documents will allow us to reconstruct the logistics between the forts and better understand the complex nature that this single road played in shaping the outcome of the war. 

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On the Beaten Path: Modeling Logistics During the Second Seminole War. Michelle D. Sivilich, Sean Norman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441822)


Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 562