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Author Stojanowski, Christopher
Title Biocultural Histories in la Florida : A Bioarchaeological Perspective
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2005
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Historical Bioarchaeology -- I. The Archaeology -- 2. The Setting: The Spanish Mission System of La Florida -- 3. Bioethnohistory -- II. The Bioanthropology -- 4. Evolution and Transmission of Human Tooth Size -- 5. Conceptual and Research Methods -- III. The Synthesis -- 6. Demographic Transformations among the Apalachee -- 7. Aggregation and Collapse on the Georgia Coast -- 8. Local and Global Histories -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Indigenous populations respond to colonial expansion. This book examines the effects of the Spanish mission system on population structure and genetic variability in indigenous communities living in northern Florida and southern Georgia during the 16th and 17th centuries. Data on tooth size were collected from 26 archaeological samples representing three time periods:  Late Precontact (̃1200-1500), Early Mission (̃1600-1650), and Late Mission (̃1650-1700) and were subjected to a series of statistical tests evaluating genetic variability. Predicted changes in phenotypic population variability are related to models of group interaction, population demo-graphy, and genetic admixture as suggested by ethnohistoric and archaeological data. Results suggest considerable differences in diachronic responses to the mission environment for each cultural province. The Apalachee demonstrate a marked increase in variability while the Guale demonstrate a decline in variability. Demographic models of population collapse are therefore inconsistent with predicted changes based on population geneticsl, and the determinants of population structure seem largely local in nature. This book highlights the specificity with which indigenous communities responded to European contact and the resulting transformations in their social worlds. "Stojanowski's work is like man's DNA, the structure of a lifeform, but here it is the structure or glue that holds together the historic puzzle with its Apalachee, Timucua, Guale, and Spanish pieces that other scholars have been trying to put together."--Keith P. Jacobi, author of Last Rites for the Tipu Maya
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Stojanowski, Christopher Biocultural Histories in la Florida : A Bioarchaeological Perspective Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2005 9780817314859
Subject Indians of North America -- Missions -- Southern States.;Indians of North America -- Anthropometry -- Southern States.;Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Population.;Missions, Spanish -- Southern States -- History.;Ethnoarchaeology -- Southern States.;Human remains (Archaeology) -- Southern States.;Dental anthropology -- Southern States
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