Archaeology of Northern Florida, A.D. 200-900: The McKeithen Weeden Island Culture.

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Square octavo, softbound (slick, illus. white wrappers), xviii, 222 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: More than a millennium ago, the Weeden Island culture flourished across the northern half of Florida and adjacent portions of the Alabama and Georgia coastal plain. For more than a century, archaeologists have marveled over the extraordinary animal effigy pottery vessels left behind by these pre-Columbian peoples in their mounds and villages. In this volumes the authors draw on north Florida archaeological excavations and site surveys to unlock the secrets of the Weeden Island culture and its magnificent ceramics. In particular, investigations at the McKeithensite, a multi-mound village site, provide information used to place the culture within the evolutionary framework of native societies in the southeastern United States. The authors examine the role of mound-building make assessments about the crafting of Weeden Island ceramics and the ritual signficance of animal effigy figurines, and offer conclusions about Weeden Island lifeways, social structure, and sociopolitical stability. Archaeology of Northern Florida provides a much-needed and valuable synthesis of Weeden Island culture, one that fundamentally alters how we view the pre-Columbian Southeast. It will be of interest to professional archaeologists, students, and that large part of the general public that enjoys learning about the past around us.

Title: Archaeology of Northern Florida, A.D. 200-900: The McKeithen Weeden Island Culture.

Author Name: Milanich, Jerald T.; Cordell, Ann S.; Knight, Vernon J., Jr.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Sigler-Lavelle, Brenda J.

Location Published: Gainesville: University Press of Florida, (1997).

Categories: Archaeology

Seller ID: 9762gcs