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YOU KNOW THE PLACE: IDENTIFYING A SPECIAL-USE SITE IN A REGION OF ENDURING BIOTIC RICHNESS

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
A common feature of many archaeological sites along the Gulf Coast is the shell midden sans evidence of associated domestic structures or primary activity areas. Deposits like these are present at the Thompson's Landing (8ES950) site on the University of West Florida campus. This paper explores the potential for inferences to be made about past human behaviors based on prehistoric refuse structure and content. Group size, occupation span, and the variety of resources exploited are examined through the archaeological, ethnobotanical, and zooarchaeological analyses of a set of shell middens dating to the Woodland and Mississippi periods.
Title: YOU KNOW THE PLACE: IDENTIFYING A SPECIAL-USE SITE IN A REGION OF ENDURING BIOTIC RICHNESS.
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Name(s): Walls, Lauren Anne, Author
Gougeon, Ramie A., Committee Chair
Parker, Catherine, Committee Member
Worth, John E., Committee Member
University of West Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A common feature of many archaeological sites along the Gulf Coast is the shell midden sans evidence of associated domestic structures or primary activity areas. Deposits like these are present at the Thompson's Landing (8ES950) site on the University of West Florida campus. This paper explores the potential for inferences to be made about past human behaviors based on prehistoric refuse structure and content. Group size, occupation span, and the variety of resources exploited are examined through the archaeological, ethnobotanical, and zooarchaeological analyses of a set of shell middens dating to the Woodland and Mississippi periods.
Identifier: WFE0000454 (IID), uwf:61110 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-06-01
M.A.
Department of Anthropology
Masters
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000454
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Host Institution: UWF

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