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Archaeomalacological Data and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction at the Jupiter Inlet I Site (8PB34a), Southeast Florida

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2016
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The Jupiter Inlet I site is situated between the Atlantic coast and the Loxahatchee River in southeast Florida. Although excavations were previously conducted, faunal remains were not systematically collected until recently. Molluscan remains recovered in 2010 are examined to reconstruct past ecological habitats, identify which water bodies were used for extracting resources, and document changes in molluscan species over time. Based upon identifications, only brackish and marine species are represented, indicating that the Loxahatchee River was brackish rather than freshwater during the time of occupation and that the site inhabitants were collecting mollusks from both the lagoon and coastal waters.
Title: Archaeomalacological Data and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction at the Jupiter Inlet I Site (8PB34a), Southeast Florida.
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Name(s): Green, Jennifer, author
Fradkin, Arlene, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Anthropology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 67 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The Jupiter Inlet I site is situated between the Atlantic coast and the Loxahatchee River in southeast Florida. Although excavations were previously conducted, faunal remains were not systematically collected until recently. Molluscan remains recovered in 2010 are examined to reconstruct past ecological habitats, identify which water bodies were used for extracting resources, and document changes in molluscan species over time. Based upon identifications, only brackish and marine species are represented, indicating that the Loxahatchee River was brackish rather than freshwater during the time of occupation and that the site inhabitants were collecting mollusks from both the lagoon and coastal waters.
Identifier: FA00004599 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2016.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Jupiter Inlet (Fla.)--Environmental aspects.
Mollusks, Fossil--Florida--Jupiter Inlet.
Environmental archaeology--Florida--Jupiter Inlet.
Paleoecology--Florida--Jupiter Inlet.
Paleobiology--Florida--Jupiter Inlet.
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