By John W. Griffin,Patricia C. Griffin,James J. Miller
"As the one to be had synthesis of the archaeology of the Everglades, this publication fills an incredible niche."--Choice
"Adds immeasurably to our wisdom of South Florida archaeology."--Journal of box Archaeology
"Offers a shiny glimpse right into a wealthy cultural previous in an generally misunderstood and missed zone of our country."--H-Net
"Detailed descriptions of archaeological surveys and attempt excavations dovetail properly with broader chapters on cost, subsistence, and social association. this can be a worthy reference work."--SMRC Revista
"An very important paintings. . . . John has introduced his unparalleled wisdom of the archaeology along with his anthropological and ecological insights, to supply the main thorough synthesis of the predrainage aboriginal use of this quarter. Now that Congress has mandated the recovery of the Everglades . . . this e-book will supply researchers in addition to most people with an realizing of what the Everglades have been like ahead of drainage and the way people applied this usual wonder."--Randolph J. Widmer, college of Houston
Originally ready as a document for the nationwide Park provider in 1988, Griffin's paintings areas the human profession of the Everglades in the context of South Florida's distinctive traditional environmental platforms. He files, for the 1st time, the little identified yet quite huge precolumbian career of the internal section of the area and surveys the fabric tradition of the Glades quarter. He additionally presents an account of the evolution of the region's weather and panorama and a historical past of earlier archaeological learn within the sector and fuses ecological and fabric proof right into a dialogue of the series and distribution of cultures, social association, and lifeways of the Everglades population.
Milanich and Miller have reworked Griffin's file into an obtainable, entire review of Everglades archaeology for experts and most of the people. administration plans were got rid of, maps redrawn, and updates extra. the result's a synthesis of the archaeology of a area that's taking heart degree as numerous kingdom and federal organisations cooperate to revive the future health of this crucial surroundings, one of many nation's most famous traditional components and person who has been certain an international background web site and a Wetland of foreign significance. This ebook will make a key paintings in Florida archaeology extra on hand as a springboard for destiny learn and also will, finally, permit John Griffin's contribution to south Florida archaeology to be extra largely appreciated.
John W. Griffin, a pioneer in Florida archaeology, used to be an archaeologist for either the Florida Park carrier and the nationwide Park provider (NPS), director of the NPS Southeast Archeological middle in Macon, Georgia, and director of the St. Augustine renovation Board. Jerald T. Milanich is emeritus professor on the college of Florida/Florida Museum of average heritage and writer of diverse books concerning the local peoples of the Southeast usa. James J. Miller was once nation archaeologist and leader of Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological study for 20 years and is now a expert in historical past planning.
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