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Archaeological investigations at the Gumbo Limbo site (8PB5375), Palm Beach County, Florida

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Date Issued:
2002
Summary:
Between January and August 2002, the Department of Anthropology conducted an archaeological investigation of site 8PB5375, located on a barrier island in southeastern Palm Beach County, Florida. Testing revealed that the site contains three occupational components that all date to the Glades I early period (2450 to 1450 B.P.). The components consists of (1) three midden areas, each consisting of numerous kitchen middens and an open, public space; (2) a sand/shell midden containing dense bone and ash; and (3) a small shell midden with an associated cooking pit. These components are interpreted to represent several temporary habitation campsites, a seasonal extractive camp, and a short-term campsite, respectively. The occupations retain Archaic influences yet follow Glades developmental trends of increasing pottery usage, reliance on fishing, and coastal occupation. The study provides basic information on precolumbian subsistence and settlement patterns in Palm Beach County, an area that has received little archaeological attention.
Title: Archaeological investigations at the Gumbo Limbo site (8PB5375), Palm Beach County, Florida.
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Name(s): Dean, Jonathan Andrew.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Fradkin, Arlene, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 350 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Between January and August 2002, the Department of Anthropology conducted an archaeological investigation of site 8PB5375, located on a barrier island in southeastern Palm Beach County, Florida. Testing revealed that the site contains three occupational components that all date to the Glades I early period (2450 to 1450 B.P.). The components consists of (1) three midden areas, each consisting of numerous kitchen middens and an open, public space; (2) a sand/shell midden containing dense bone and ash; and (3) a small shell midden with an associated cooking pit. These components are interpreted to represent several temporary habitation campsites, a seasonal extractive camp, and a short-term campsite, respectively. The occupations retain Archaic influences yet follow Glades developmental trends of increasing pottery usage, reliance on fishing, and coastal occupation. The study provides basic information on precolumbian subsistence and settlement patterns in Palm Beach County, an area that has received little archaeological attention.
Identifier: 9780493912820 (isbn), 12937 (digitool), FADT12937 (IID), fau:9809 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2002.
Subject(s): Archaeological surveying--Florida--Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County (Fla)--Antiquities
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