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Histories Inscribed in Place

Asa R. Randal

in Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

An alternative to assuming that shell sites were created and used exclusively as trash heaps is to track the changing ways and social contexts in which shell and other materials were deposited in ... More


Shell Mounds and Hunter-Gatherers in Prehistory

Asa R. Randal

in Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Freshwater shell sites are often characterized as trash heaps (middens). This interpretation has two very limiting consequences. First, it implies that such sites were not socially significant places ... More


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