By Jerald T. Milanich
This list of precolumbian Florida brings to lifestyles the 12,000-year tale of the local American Indians who lived within the state. utilizing info accumulated via archaeological investigations, many conducted considering 1980, Jerald Milanich describes the indigenous cultures and explains why they built as they did. In a richly illustrated booklet that would attract profes-sional and avocational archaeologists, students, travelers, and native historical past buffs, Milanich introduces the fabric history of the 1st Floridians throughout 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 in the course of the ecu conquest of the 16th and 17th cen-turies.
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Page i Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida Page ii Image not available Page iii Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida Jerald T. Milanich Page iv Disclaimer: Some images in the original version of this book are not available for inclusion in the netLibrary eBook. Copyright © 1994 by the Board of Regents of the State of Florida Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper All rights reserved Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Milanich, Jerald T. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Goggin's level of archaeological research nearly matched that of the Park Service (Goggin 1948, 1949a, b, 1950a, b, 1951, 1952a, b, c, 1953). Following Goggin's death in 1963, Charles H. Fairbanks became chair and continued the program of research and student training. The department received permission to grant doctoral degrees in 1967. D. degree was granted to Barbara Purdy in 1971. It was his first major project after joining the faculty of the Florida State Museum, today the Florida Museum of Natural History (courtesy Florida Museum of Natural History).
Ales * Hrdlicka*, prominent physical anthropologist at the United States National Museum (a division of the Smithsonian Institution), argued that the Vero and Melbourne finds were intrusive to the Melbourne geological formation, and few people were prepared to counter his opinion. More recent examination of the crania has suggested that they may indeed belong to the Paleoindian period (Stewart 1946). A final resolution of the cultural affiliation(s) of these two collections of human skeletal remains probably will never be reached.