Constructing histories : archaic freshwater shell mounds and social landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Constructing histories : archaic freshwater shell mounds and social landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Author: Asa R Randall
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©2015
Series: Ripley P. Bullen series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book provides a challenging interpretation of ancient hunter-gatherer societies along the St. Johns River in northeast Florida and reveals that these mounds were not just garbage dumps, but rather intentionally constructed sacred mounds of immense significance to their creators. The book presents a new theoretical framework for investigating shell mounds as places of history-making through daily living,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Randall, Asa R.
Constructing histories
(DLC) 2015006578
(OCoLC)908660773
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asa R Randall
ISBN: 9780813055435 0813055431 9780813051284 0813051282
OCLC Number: 913828897
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Archaic shell mounds on the St. Johns River --
Shell mounds and hunter-gatherers in prehistory --
Hunter-gatherers, landscapes, and histories --
Ecological histories in the middle holocene --
The traditions of Mount Taylor communities --
Mount Taylor places in time and space --
Histories inscribed in place --
Mount Taylor social histories.
Series Title: Ripley P. Bullen series.
Responsibility: Asa R. Randall.

Abstract:

This book provides a challenging interpretation of ancient hunter-gatherer societies along the St. Johns River in northeast Florida and reveals that these mounds were not just garbage dumps, but rather intentionally constructed sacred mounds of immense significance to their creators. The book presents a new theoretical framework for investigating shell mounds as places of history-making through daily living, ceremonies, and burial ritual.

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