You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Department of Anthropology › Worth, John › A Cuban origin for glades pottery? Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Knight Jr., V. J., & Worth, J. E. (2006). A Cuban origin for glades pottery?: A provocative hypothesis revisited. 63rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2006. Download PDF A Cuban origin for glades pottery? Details Title A Cuban origin for glades pottery?: A provocative hypothesis revisited Contributor(s) Knight Jr., Vernon James (author)Worth, John E. (author) Located In 63rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2006 Date 2006 Abstract Archaeological interpretations invoking prehistoric contact or migration between Florida and the Greater Antilles have a long history. Noteworthy early claims of such contacts include those by Fewkes (1904), Harrington (1921), Gower (1927), and Lovén (1935). More recent archaeological evaluations of possible Florida-Antillean contact, including those by such luminaries as Stone (1939), Griffin (1943), Rouse (1949), Willey (1949), and Sears (1977), have continued up to the present, and have involved several time periods and categories of material culture. Sturtevant (1960) has considered the problem from an ethnological point of view. In this paper we restrict our comments to a highly specific connection first proposed in the 1940s. It is based on an intriguing similarity between geometrically incised pottery of the Glades tradition of southern Florida with the incised pottery of the Cantabria tradition in south-central Cuba. Pertinent similarities between the Glades and Cantabria pottery traditions include open bowls incised near the rim with designs consisting of arches and zigzags. Regarding these similarities, the most profound position offered to date suggests that Glades material culture owes its existence to a northward migration from central Cuba. Our purpose in revisiting this suggested connection is to evaluate it based on improved chronologies in both areas.