Archaelogy of colonial Pensacola /
edited by Judith A. Bense ; foreword by Jerald T. Milanich.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999.
xviii, 294 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
0813016614 (cloth)
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Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1999.
0813016614 (cloth)
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-11:
Gathered here is a potpourri of articles by historians and archaeologists involved over the past 20 years with the historical interpretation of Pensacola, Florida. Active community involvement coupled with enlightened city legislation has led to the recovery of a great deal of significant information about Pensacola's past, beginning with the Spanish settlement in 1686, through the annexation of Florida by the US in 1821. It makes a fascinating story for anyone interested in the conflicting and competing claims of three European governments (Spain, France, England) and local rebels (the American Revolutionists). Interwoven with the city's history is the equally interesting although less well known history of the American Indian groups who had the misfortune to live in the vicinity. Nonspecialists may find the critical and central articles by the archaeologists stiff going, although readers with avocational archaeological interests will find them of some value. The general articles on Colonial and Indian history will interest a broad readership and provide a nice context for the dirt archaeology. The volume closes with a provocative appraisal of the town's efforts to recover archaeology and present it to its contemporary citizens. All levels. R. B. Clay; University of Kentucky
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Table of Contents
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Introductionp. 1
Pensacola, 1686-1821p. 5
Indians in Colonial Pensacolap. 61
Pensacola's Colonial Maritime Resourcesp. 91
Archaeology of Late Colonial Pensacolap. 121
Historical and Archaeological Context and Comparisonsp. 207
Public Interpretation and Presentation of Colonial Historical Archaeology in Pensacolap. 231
Ceramics in Features with Greater Than Fifty Sherdsp. 254
Feature Datap. 269
Ceramic Manufacturing Datesp. 280
British Period Featuresp. 284
Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 291
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