A Fishy Study on Site Aggregation and Construction at Florida’s Crystal River (8CI1) and Roberts Island (8CI40 and 41) Sites
Author(s): Liz Southard
Fishing economies are often described as a principal form of subsistence for prehistoric Florida communities. However, seasonality analyses on fish remains, which have the potential to reveal patterns pertaining to population aggregations and the pace of construction projects, are generally underutilized. This research uses marginal increment analysis of otoliths (fish ear-stones) to investigate whether seasonal deposition events were taking place at two Woodland period sites: the Crystal River site (8CI1) and Roberts Island Shell Mound Complex (8CI40 and 41). Here, I present the findings on seasonal patterns observed between midden, feature, and mound contexts.
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A Fishy Study on Site Aggregation and Construction at Florida’s Crystal River (8CI1) and Roberts Island (8CI40 and 41) Sites. Liz Southard. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443101)
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Abstract Id(s): 22451