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Excavations on the Franciscan frontier : archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission, Brent Richards Weisman

Label
Excavations on the Franciscan frontier : archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission
Title
Excavations on the Franciscan frontier
Title remainder
archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission
Statement of responsibility
Brent Richards Weisman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1949, tantalizing discoveries of Spanish and Indian artifacts in the waters of Fig Springs in North Florida hinted at the location of an early seventeenth-century mission site. Forty years later, archaeologists returned to the area to search out and excavate the mission. Brent Weisman's account of this search is an adventure in field archaeology and discovery, and he provides the first detailed description of an aboriginal habitation associated with an early Spanish mission." "While many mission sites have been excavated in the colonial capital of St. Augustine and in populous Apalachee Province near present-day Tallahassee, few detailed excavations have been carried out in the frontier province of Timucua, an early setting for the Franciscan effort to bring Christianity to Florida's native peoples. Still fewer excavations have concentrated on the village areas of the mission community." "The dig at Fig Springs has revealed remarkably intact remains of several mission buildings as well as thousands of artifacts in and around the buildings found as they were left when the mission was abandoned in the mid-seventeenth century. Most important, Weisman shows, the artifacts, architecture, and community plan from this site demonstrate how mission culture evolved well beyond the religious dimension and combined traits of both European and aboriginal cultures." "The well-preserved artifacts of activities such as cooking, tool making, house building, and trash disposal represent a tremendous archaeological resource for understanding the aboriginal experience of mission life--an experience not often mentioned in contemporary documentary sources. The richness of the site augments the traditional focus of research into the Florida mission period and helps to provide a more complete picture of the mission community as a whole."--Jacket
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1952-
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Weisman, Brent Richards
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F319.F54
LC item number
W45 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fig Springs Mission
  • Fig Springs Mission
  • Spanish mission buildings
  • Spanish mission buildings
  • Opgravingen
  • Missie
  • Florida
Label
Excavations on the Franciscan frontier : archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission, Brent Richards Weisman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Florida Missions and the Development of Mission Archaeology -- Spanish Missions in Florida -- The Development of Mission Archaeology -- The Significance of the Fig Springs Site -- 2. Beginnings -- Environmental Setting -- 3. Culture and History -- The Suwannee Valley Pottery Series -- The Mission -- Dating the Site -- 4. Field Survey and Excavations -- Stratigraphy -- 5. Architecture and Site Plan -- The Church -- The Convento -- The Cemetery -- Aboriginal Structure -- Other Site Areas -- 6. Artifacts -- Architecture and Furnishings -- Food Preparation and Storage -- Tools and Weapons -- Adornment -- Religious Artifacts -- Unidentified Artifacts -- 7. Interpreting and Understanding Fig Springs Archaeology: The Mission Community -- A. Inventory of Fig Springs Artifacts in the Florida Museum of Natural History -- B. Burial Data from the Fig Springs Excavations -- C. Glass Beads from the 1988-1989 Fig Springs Excavations -- D. Revised Aboriginal Ceramic Typology for the Timucua Mission Province / John E. Worth -- E. Archaeobotanical and Faunal Remains / Lee Newsom and Irvy R. Quitmyer
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813011196
Isbn Type
(recycled, acid-free paper)
Lccn
91032487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24319026
  • (OCoLC)ocm24319026
Label
Excavations on the Franciscan frontier : archaeology at the Fig Springs Mission, Brent Richards Weisman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Florida Missions and the Development of Mission Archaeology -- Spanish Missions in Florida -- The Development of Mission Archaeology -- The Significance of the Fig Springs Site -- 2. Beginnings -- Environmental Setting -- 3. Culture and History -- The Suwannee Valley Pottery Series -- The Mission -- Dating the Site -- 4. Field Survey and Excavations -- Stratigraphy -- 5. Architecture and Site Plan -- The Church -- The Convento -- The Cemetery -- Aboriginal Structure -- Other Site Areas -- 6. Artifacts -- Architecture and Furnishings -- Food Preparation and Storage -- Tools and Weapons -- Adornment -- Religious Artifacts -- Unidentified Artifacts -- 7. Interpreting and Understanding Fig Springs Archaeology: The Mission Community -- A. Inventory of Fig Springs Artifacts in the Florida Museum of Natural History -- B. Burial Data from the Fig Springs Excavations -- C. Glass Beads from the 1988-1989 Fig Springs Excavations -- D. Revised Aboriginal Ceramic Typology for the Timucua Mission Province / John E. Worth -- E. Archaeobotanical and Faunal Remains / Lee Newsom and Irvy R. Quitmyer
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813011196
Isbn Type
(recycled, acid-free paper)
Lccn
91032487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24319026
  • (OCoLC)ocm24319026

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