By John W. Griffin,Patricia C. Griffin,James J. Miller

"An vital booklet a couple of flora and fauna background web site that still has a wealthy human heritage."--American Archaeology

"As the single to be had synthesis of the archaeology of the Everglades, this ebook fills a tremendous niche."--Choice

"Adds immeasurably to our wisdom of South Florida archaeology."--Journal of box Archaeology

"Offers a shiny glimpse right into a wealthy cultural earlier in an many times misunderstood and ignored quarter of our country."--H-Net

"Detailed descriptions of archaeological surveys and attempt excavations dovetail properly with broader chapters on payment, subsistence, and social association. it is a necessary reference work."--SMRC Revista

"An very important paintings. . . . John has introduced his remarkable wisdom of the archaeology along with his anthropological and ecological insights, to supply the main thorough synthesis of the predrainage aboriginal use of this sector. Now that Congress has mandated the recovery of the Everglades . . . this booklet will supply researchers in addition to most people with an figuring out of what the Everglades have been like sooner than drainage and the way people applied this normal wonder."--Randolph J. Widmer, collage of Houston

Originally ready as a document for the nationwide Park provider in 1988, Griffin's paintings locations the human profession of the Everglades in the context of South Florida's specified usual environmental structures. He files, for the 1st time, the little identified yet quite large precolumbian career of the inner section of the quarter and surveys the fabric tradition of the Glades quarter. He additionally offers an account of the evolution of the region's weather and panorama and a background of earlier archaeological learn within the zone and fuses ecological and fabric facts 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 document into an obtainable, entire evaluate of Everglades archaeology for experts and most of the people. administration plans were got rid of, maps redrawn, and updates further. the result's a synthesis of the archaeology of a area that's taking middle level as a number of nation and federal organizations cooperate to revive the wellbeing and fitness of this crucial surroundings, one of many nation's most famous traditional components and one who has been specific an international background website and a Wetland of foreign significance. This e-book 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 greatly appreciated.

John W. Griffin, a pioneer in Florida archaeology, used to be an archaeologist for either the Florida Park provider and the nationwide Park provider (NPS), director of the NPS Southeast Archeological heart in Macon, Georgia, and director of the St. Augustine upkeep Board. Jerald T. Milanich is emeritus professor on the collage of Florida/Florida Museum of normal heritage and writer of diverse books in regards to the local peoples of the Southeast usa. James J. Miller was once country archaeologist and leader of Florida’s Bureau of Archaeological learn for two decades and is now a specialist in background planning.

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