Where Is the Waterline? Integrating Terrestrial and Underwater Investigations in the Aucilla River, Florida
Author(s): Jessi Halligan
This is an abstract from the "Advances in Global Submerged Paleolandscapes Research" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Over the past decade, research in the Aucilla River of northwestern Florida has focused upon understanding the geoarchaeological context of numerous formerly terrestrial, now inundated sinkhole spring sites and the landscapes surrounding them. Dozens of terminal Pleistocene and early Holocene-aged diagnostic artifacts have been recovered from this river, some in association with drowned terrestrial soils and intact dateable stratigraphy. Currently terrestrial sites of the same age have thus far proven undateable and are often conflated and deflated. The wealth of paleoenvironmental proxy data recovered from the drowned landscapes can help to explicate where, why, and how some sites have preserved while others have not and suggest how people were adjusting to their changing environments over the more than 14,000 years they have been occupying the Aucilla River basin.
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Where Is the Waterline? Integrating Terrestrial and Underwater Investigations in the Aucilla River, Florida. Jessi Halligan. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 466940)
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min long: -93.735; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -73.389; max lat: 39.572 ;
Abstract Id(s): 32027