By Christopher M. Stojanowski
Challenge Cemeteries, venture Peoples deals transparent, available causes of complicated equipment for looking at evolutionary results in populations. Christopher Stojanowski's intimate wisdom of the old, archaeological, and skeletal facts illuminates the present narrative of nutrition, illness, and demography in Spanish Florida and demonstrates how the intracemetery analyses he employs offers most likely reasons for concerns the place the old details is both silent or ambiguous. Stojanowski forgoes the normal vast research of local American populations and as a substitute seems on the actual one that lived within the ancient Southeast. What did that individual devour? Did he be afflicted by continual illnesses? With whom did she visit a Spanish church? the place used to be she buried in dying? The solutions to those questions let us infer a lot in regards to the lives of venture peoples.
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Locations of specific Timucua chiefdoms are based on Hann (1996, 2). The names of the three provinces of La Florida are in capital letters. 8 Both groups spoke Muskogean languages (that have been poorly documented),9 but they were unintelligible to each other (Hann 1996, 125, 234; Lanning 1935, 11). 10 However, Apalachee and Guale also differed Life and Death in Spanish Colonial Florida · 21 in terms of subsistence adaptation (maize was more important to the Apalachee [see Bandelier 1964, 107, 12111], while estuarine and aquatic resources were more important to the Guale [Jones 1978, 1980; Larsen 1980a, 1980b; Saunders 2000a; Worth 2004a]), settlement structure,12 population density and size13 and aspects of their material culture.
Therefore, I present analyses of San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale, San Martín de Timucua, Santa Catalina de Santa María, Santa María (de Yamassee), and the Amelia Island ossuary sample. I begin with mission Patale (Jones, Storey, and Widmer 1991), which I think is one of the most interesting and underappreciated colonial sites in North American bioarchaeology. As discussed in chapter 2, the site has great potential because it was used for such a short period of time and the cemetery is nearly full, yet commingling is very rare.
Caldwell and McCann 1941). However, each sample by itself was too small to be conducive to the population-level analyses that defined the emergence of bioarchaeology. Site-level and site-specific analyses of these samples were not possible or even desirable for addressing 28 · Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples Larsen’s original research questions. In addition, focus on a specific region with clear sociocultural correlates in material culture and in the protohistoric record meant that spatial dynamics were not part of the original research focus: biocultural change over time was the dominant theme.