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This compilation of Moore's guides on western and critical Florida presents all of his archaeological info at the region's mounds and prehistoric canals in one quantity. The identify Clarence B. Moore is established to each archaeologist attracted to the southeastern usa. This beginner archaeologist's a variety of clinical expeditions to the quarter ended in dozens of well-illustrated courses, the worth of which raises day-by-day as the various websites he investigated remain destroyed through sleek improvement. Moore invested substantial effort and time exploring Florida's archaeological websites, devoting extra pages of released reviews and articles to Florida than to the other kingdom. as a result wealth of fabric on Florida, Moore's Florida excursion courses were gathered in 3 separate volumes, all released in the Classics in Southeastern Archaeology sequence. The 13 papers reproduced during this quantity current the result of Moore's examine in West and imperative Florida. Moore's first and final expeditions have been to Florida and spanned nearly fifty years of archaeological investigations. Following the japanese river drainages to critical and western Florida, in 1900 Moore centred his efforts alongside the Florida Gulf Coast, spurred via the fascinating discoveries of Frank Hamilton Cushing at Key Marco in 1896. even if this quarter is wealthy in mound websites, many websites positioned by means of Moore within the early years of this century had already been destroyed via building and lime processing. as well as mound groupings—some containing lots of skeletal remains—Moore stumbled on a few websites hooked up through a community of prehistoric canals. a number of of the websites situated by means of Moore contained eu exchange items and feature been used to track the early wanderings of the conquistadores within the New global. Moore's early paintings at the Florida Gulf Coast succeeded in protecting a lot of the archaeological list during this sector. he's to be credited with outstanding insights relating mound and earthwork building, artifact alternate networks, and chronology improvement.

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Page 11 Table 2. Florida Master Site File County AbbreviationsAbbreviationCountyCHCharlotteCICitrusCRCollierDADadeDIDixieDUDuvalGIGilchristHEHernandoHIHillsboroughLALakeLLLeeLVLevyMAManateeMRMarionMOMonroeOSOsceolaPAPascoPIPinellasPUPutnamSOSarasota veals that the people of the northern St. Johns region were involved in exchange networks that extended as far as Oklahoma (Goggin 1952:54; Griffin 1946:77, 88; Mitchem 1996:234; Williams and Goggin 1956:4950). On the basis of ceramic types, Michael Russo (1992:118) has suggested that both the Shields and Grant Mounds may be part of a local St.

The skeletal remains were later analyzed by Charles E. Snow (1962). Ceramics recovered in Sears's (1960:2931) excavations demonstrated that the site dated from late Weeden Island times (ca. D. 700900 [Milanich 1994:224227]). The site complex on Maximo Point (8PI19 and 8PI31) has been the subject of a great deal of archaeological investigation. The site was first recorded by S. T. Walker (1880a:404405, 1880b:419), who excavated a few test pits, but he was unable to map the site due to the heavy vegetation.

His many research expeditions in east peninsular Florida and in northwest Florida are included in two other volumes in the Classics in Southeastern Archaeology series. In the essay that follows, I provide an overview and update of research on sites reported by Moore in west Florida. Although I do not claim that the overview is complete, my hope is that it will be a useful tool for archaeologists who need background information on sites investigated by Clarence B. Moore. I could not have accomplished writing the introduction or compiling Table 1 without the help of the staff at the Florida Master Site File in Tallahassee, Florida.

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