By Jerald T. Milanich

ISBN-10: 0813012724

ISBN-13: 9780813012728

 This list of precolumbian Florida brings to lifestyles the 12,000-year tale of the local American Indians who lived within the state.  utilizing details accrued via archaeological investigations, many performed given that 1980, Jerald Milanich describes the indigenous cultures and explains why they built as they did.  In a richly illustrated publication that might entice profes-sional and avocational archaeologists, students, travelers, and native historical past buffs, Milanich introduces the cloth historical past of the 1st Floridians during the interpretation of artifacts and archaeological sites.  Weaving jointly discoveries from such websites because the Lake Jackson mounds within the panhandle, Crystal River at the Gulf coast, and Granada at the Miami River, he relates the lengthy histories of the local teams whose descendants have been decimated through the eu conquest of the 16th and 17th cen-turies.   

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How long were they here? How did they live? These are questions that we can answer using information gathered from a century or more of archaeological investigations. From such research we know that at least several hundred thousand people, possibly more, were living in Florida in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century when Europeans first sighted the peninsula's coasts. Ancestors of those native Floridians had been here for 12,000 years. Over the millennia many different cultures had developed, adjusting to different environments and dealing with the problems and challenges presented by increasing populations, new ideas, and innovations.

Under the curation of the Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tallahassee, the computerized inventory continues to grow. Presently more than 13,000 sites are recorded in it. It is an extraordinary database with information on the location and cultural affiliation of each site, as well as other data, such as setting, distance to water, and relevant collections. In addition to his contributions to anthropology at the University of Florida, John Goggin is largely responsible for several other initiatives important to Florida archaeology.

Throughout his career in archaeology at the museum, Bullen, who died in 1976, was assisted by his wife, Adelaide Kendall Bullen. She participated in many excavations and published a number of articles with him (often as senior author). Trained as a physical anthropologist, she maintained an office and laboratory at the Florida State Museum and provided osteological expertise for numerous archaeological projects, despite being unsalaried. Another important curator at the museum has been Elizabeth S.

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