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Key Marco's Buried Treasure / Archaeology and Adventure in the 19th Century

Gilliland, Marion Spjut

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ISBN 10: 0813008840 / ISBN 13: 9780813008844
Published by University of Florida Press, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful copy in like dust jacket. Book is inscribed by author, who was a noted archaeologist, historian and community activist, who died in 1997. 138 pages, illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 711031

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Title: Key Marco's Buried Treasure / Archaeology ...

Publisher: University of Florida Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Univ of Florida Press / The Florida Museum of Natural History, Ripley P. Bullen Monographs in Anthropology and History no. 8, [Published Date: 1989]. Hardcover, 138 pp. Includes 21 plates, mostly in color and black and several white illustrations, references, index. [From front jacket flap] In 1895-1896, Frank Hamilton Gushing led the Pepper-Hearst expedition to Marco Island, Florida, where he discovered one of the richest archaeological sites in North America. Miraculously preserved in the coastal muck were artifacts of the vanished Calusa Indians, the prehistoric inhabitants of southwest Florida. The resulting collections of wooden sculpture, painted masks, carved bone and shell tools and ornaments, and netting and cordage are unique; and the fine craftsmanship and fortuitous preservation in the muck, remarkable. In a companion volume to her well-received book on the artifacts, The Material Culture of Key Marco, Florida, Marion Gilliland uses diaries, letters, and other firsthand sources to present an authoritative account of the expedition and the now-famous site. Using some reports never before published, Gilliland confronts the controversies that have lingered over Gushing and the site for nearly a century. She brings new evidence to bear on charges of artifact fabrication leveled against Gushing...

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