By Jerald T. Milanich
This list of precolumbian Florida brings to existence the 12,000-year tale of the local American Indians who lived within the state. utilizing details amassed through archaeological investigations, many conducted on account that 1980, Jerald Milanich describes the indigenous cultures and explains why they constructed as they did. In a richly illustrated publication that would attract profes-sional and avocational archaeologists, students, travelers, and native heritage buffs, Milanich introduces the cloth background of the 1st Floridians in the course of 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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More than one hundred years later, Franciscan missionary priests who visited the same town provided intriguing firsthand observations about one of these mounds and the building on it (Hann 1991:159169). Recently archaeologists have reconnoitered the same mounds. Page 3 Other early travelers in Florida also described archaeological sites. The naturalists John and William Bartram noted many Indian remains, some of which can be identified and have been investigated in the twentieth century. One notable site is Mount Royal, a large St.
Two years after the Park Service archaeologists began work, John M. Goggin was appointed archaeologist in the Department of Sociology at the University of Florida. Beginning with the 19491950 academic year, a separate department of anthropology was established. One course offered was APY 400 Field Session in Archeology (du Toit 1986: 2931). The next year graduate courses were taught. During the Park Service days, Goggin often collaborated and interacted with Griffin, helping to expand the state site files and exchanging information.
He first dug in shell middens along the St. Johns River in 1867 and continued more excavations in 1869, 1871, and 1874 (Wyman 1868, 1875). Wyman, a scientifically trained observer in the natural sciences, concluded that the shell mounds were indeed made by native American Indians, thus offering a final answer to the debate that had spanned several decades. He was able to demonstrate that the mounds dated from the precolumbian period and that they were stratigraphically deposited, with older artifacts below younger ones.
Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida by Jerald T. Milanich