You are hereHome › College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CASSH) › Department of Anthropology › Worth, John › Dwellers by the sea Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Thompson, V. D., & Worth, J. E. (2010). Dwellers by the sea: American adaptations along the Southern coasts of Eastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Research, 19(1), 51-101. doi:10.1007/s10814-010-9043-9 Dwellers by the sea Details Title Dwellers by the sea: American adaptations along the Southern coasts of Eastern North America Contributor(s) Thompson, Victor D. (author)Worth, John E. (author) Located In Journal of archaeological research ISSN 1059-0161 Date 2010 DOI 10.1007/s10814-010-9043-9 Use/Reproduction Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Abstract This comparative synthesis examines archaeological and ethnohistoric data pertaining to Native American coastal adaptations along the southern coasts of the eastern United States. We consider the totality of experiences of people living along coasts, examining such issues as technological innovation, environmental variability and change as it relates to site visibility, the built environment, the use of coastal food resources, the nature of complex coastal Calusa and Guale polities, and European contact. We link our topical discussions to broader issues in anthropology, arguing that the archaeology of southern coasts has much to contribute to our understanding of worldwide adaptations to coastal environments and broad-scale shifts in the trajectories of human societies. Subject(s) CoastalEthnohistoryArchaeologySoutheastern U.S.