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Aboriginal Wooden Objects from Southern Florida: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Volume 80, Number 9, Publication 2960.

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Date Issued:
1928-03-26
Summary:
In 1895 Mr. F. H. Cushing, for many years connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology, made some very remarkable discoveries of aboriginal remains at Key Marco, on one of the chain of islands that fringe the southwest coast of Florida, forming the coastal border of the Florida Everglades on the Gulf of Mexico. Cushing described and illustrated in a preliminary report on his work some of the most important objects found at that time. Among the characteristic artifacts obtained by him were several wooden objects so radically different from any found elsewhere in Florida shell heaps that he regarded them as typical of an aboriginal culture theretofore unrecorded. He thereby opened up a new chapter of archeological research in Florida.
Title: Aboriginal Wooden Objects from Southern Florida: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Volume 80, Number 9, Publication 2960.
Name(s): Fewkes, J. Walter
Smithsonian Institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Book
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1928-03-26
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 8 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: In 1895 Mr. F. H. Cushing, for many years connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology, made some very remarkable discoveries of aboriginal remains at Key Marco, on one of the chain of islands that fringe the southwest coast of Florida, forming the coastal border of the Florida Everglades on the Gulf of Mexico. Cushing described and illustrated in a preliminary report on his work some of the most important objects found at that time. Among the characteristic artifacts obtained by him were several wooden objects so radically different from any found elsewhere in Florida shell heaps that he regarded them as typical of an aboriginal culture theretofore unrecorded. He thereby opened up a new chapter of archeological research in Florida.
Identifier: FI05120695 (IID), 1017173 (digitool), fiu:11517 (fedora), AAB9598QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2005. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2005, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Ethnology
Cultural anthropology
Indigenous peoples--United States
Native Americans
Marco Island (Fla. : Island)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05120695.pdf
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Owner Institution: FIU