New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians Hardback
Edited by David K. Thulman, Ervan G. Garrison
Part of the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series series
Presenting the most current research and thinking on prehistoric archaeology in the Southeast, this volume reexamines some of Florida's most important Paleoindian sites and discusses emerging technologies and methods that are necessary knowledge for archaeologists working in the region today. Using new analytical methods, contributors explore fresh perspectives on sites including Old Vero, Guest Mammoth, Page-Ladson, and Ray Hole Spring.
They discuss the role of hydrology?rivers, springs, and coastal plain drainages?in the history of Florida's earliest inhabitants.
They address both the research challenges and the unique preservation capacity of the state's many underwater sites, suggesting solutions for analyzing corroded lithic artifacts and submerged midden deposits.
Looking towards future research, archaeologists discuss strategies for finding additional pre-Clovis and Clovis-era sites offshore on the southeastern continental shelf.
The search is important, these essays show, because Florida's prehistoric sites hold critical data for the debate over the nature and timing of the first human colonization of the Western Hemisphere. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 45 black & white illustrations, 12 tables
- Publisher: University Press of Florida
- Publication Date: 30/06/2019
- Category: Prehistoric archaeology
- ISBN: 9781683400738