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ANT 4930 Florida Archaeology

Dr. LeFebvre and Dr. Wallis

Why study the archaeology of Florida? If you have ever wondered what life was like hundreds or thousands of years ago in the places we call home, this is your opportunity to find out. Most of Florida’s human past is knowable only through archaeological evidence. Luckily, there is no shortage of archaeological sites in Florida and many sites have been the focus of groundbreaking research. This course reviews our current state of knowledge about Florida’s human past and follows significant thematic trends in recent research.  The course is organized both temporally and geographically: we begin with the first inhabitants of Florida, survey the histories of distinctive native cultural traditions in various areas of the state, and end with colonial encounters and historical archaeologies.