Browse by Subject: Southeast Archaeology

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Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

At its height between AD 1050 and 1275, the city of Cahokia was the largest settlement of the Mississippian culture, acting as an important trade center and pilgrimage site. While the influence of Cahokian culture on the development of monumental architecture, maize-based subsistence practices, and economic complexity throughout North America is undisputed, new research in this volume reveals a landscape of influence of the regions that had and may not have had a relationship with Cahokia.  

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New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

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.

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Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean

Abundantly illustrated, this volume is a pioneering survey of the ancient art of the entire Caribbean region. While previous studies have focused on the Greater Antilles—Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica—this is the first book to also include the islands of the eastern Caribbean and their ties to pre-Columbian Venezuela. 

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The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee

For thousands of years, the inhabitants of the Middle Cumberland River Valley harvested shellfish for food and raw materials then deposited the remains in dense concentrations along the river. Very little research has been published on the Archaic period shell mounds in this region. Demonstrating that nearly forty such sites exist, this volume presents the results of recent surveys, excavations, and laboratory work as well as fresh examinations of past investigations that have been difficult for scholars to access. 

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The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

The emergence of village societies out of hunter-gatherer groups profoundly transformed social relations in every part of the world where such communities formed. Drawing on the latest archaeological and historical evidence, this volume explores the development of villages in eastern North America from the Late Archaic period to the eighteenth century.            

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New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

This volume explores how native peoples of the Southeastern United States cooperated to form large and permanent early villages using the site of Crystal River on Florida’s Gulf Coast as a case study.  

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First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492–1570

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Archaeology of the Everglades

Originally prepared as a report for the National Park Service in 1988, John Griffin’s work places the human occupation of the Everglades within the context of South Florida’s unique natural environmental systems.

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Rethinking Moundville and Its Hinterland

A much-needed synthesis of the rapidly expanding archaeological work that has taken place in the Moundville region over the past two decades, this volume presents the results of multifaceted research and new excavations.

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Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site

Drawing on archaeological evidence of architecture, food, and material culture, as well as newly discovered accounts of Pardo's expeditions, the contributors to this volume explore this borderland location at the northern frontier of Spain's long reach.