oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Archaeological evidence of colonialism: Franciscan Spanish missions in La Florida
|Article Title||Archaeological evidence of colonialism: Franciscan Spanish missions in La Florida|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Curator in archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, USA|
|Publication Date||Nov 2004|
|Pages||332 - 356|
|Keyword(s)||Christian Apalachee Indians, Christian name, Documentary evidence, Fort Caroline, Franciscan order, Inheritance patterns, Instruct native people, Interdisciplinary approach, Multi-village congregation, Native marriage and St. Augustine|
Archival sources have documented the role of the Franciscan missions (1573-1763) in the colonization of La Florida. Is there corresponding archaeological evidence for the process of colonization? By comparing the pre-mission archaeological record of native peoples with that of their mission-dwelling descendants we can begin to discern such phenomena, including changes in agricultural production and practices, the resettlement and consolidation of native populations: bio-archaeological data, new burial pattems, and the accumulation of specific categories of European-made items.
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