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Title The evolution of the Calusa : a nonagricultural chiefdom on the southwest Florida coast / Randolph J. Widmer.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1988.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 334 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-310) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Calusa Indians.
Paleoecology -- Florida.
Human ecology -- Florida.
Florida -- Antiquities.
Florida.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; Introduction; Theoretical and Methodological Considerations in a Study of Coastal Adaptation; The History of Archeological Research in Southwest Florida; The Prehistory of Southwest Florida; The Environment and Ecology of Southwest Florida; The History of Environmental Change in South Florida; A Dynamic Model of the Prehistoric Coastal Adaptation in Southwest Florida; The Subsistence and Settlement Characteristics of the Calusa Adaptation; The Sociopolitical Evolution of the Calusa Chiefdom; Summary and Conclusions; References Cited.
Summary The aims of this study are twofold: compile, for the first time, all the archaeological, environmental, and geological data pertinent to the evolution of the aboriginal inhabitants of southwest Florida; and, using this basis, develop a specific, integrated, and dynamic model of cultural adaptation that will serve as a stimulus for hypotheses that go beyond simple culture-historical concerns for future archaeological research in this region.
Other Title Print version: Widmer, Randolph J. Evolution of the Calusa. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1988 0817303588 9780817303587