Looking beyond the Mission: Insights from a Multicomponent Site

Author(s): Cameron Walker; Tanya Peres

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "First Floridians to La Florida: Recent FSU Investigations" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

I will present an analysis of historic material recovered during the systematic auger survey conducted within the ravine and the excavation of a 20th century tenant house located on the San Luis site. There will be discussion regarding the cultural material contents from these two locations, as well as comparing them to all other previously excavated 19th and 20th material currently housed within the collections at this multicomponent site. The goal behind this poster is to obtain an understanding of the landscape history of San Luis, which will be done through a combination of oral sources, historical documents, and mapping of the locations of diagnostic artifacts, small finds, and large clusters of antebellum and postbellum material. Focus during the analysis of this material and historical resources will be placed on gathering an understanding of the inhabitants of this site and attempting to understand their changing status and economic position overtime and how that can be potentially tied to the landscape of San Luis. Ultimately, this analysis will highlight the importance of incorporating perspectives of enslaved populations, and the related plantation, along with lower economic classes during the 20th century.

Cite this Record

Looking beyond the Mission: Insights from a Multicomponent Site. Cameron Walker, Tanya Peres. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452556)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 25854