Applying the ideas of the Carolina Artifact Pattern to Spanish Refugee Missions of the 18th century

This project presents a model similar to that of the Carolina Artifact Pattern, but is built upon the artifact patterns for the 18th Century Spanish Mission settlements with a population of Native Americans in Spanish Florida. Mission San Joseph de Escambe and Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Punta were selected for the presence of both Spanish and Native populations as well as being contemporaneous. Once the artifacts of both sites were correctly categorized, archaeologists may use the model to gain some insight and expectations of sites similar to these and produce similar interpretations if using the same model. It is the hope that this model will support not only future interpretations of 18th Spanish Mission settlements with Natives but also encourage further studies in this area.
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Abstract/Description: This project presents a model similar to that of the Carolina Artifact Pattern, but is built upon the artifact patterns for the 18th Century Spanish Mission settlements with a population of Native Americans in Spanish Florida. Mission San Joseph de Escambe and Nuestra Señora del Rosario de la Punta were selected for the presence of both Spanish and Native populations as well as being contemporaneous. Once the artifacts of both sites were correctly categorized, archaeologists may use the model to gain some insight and expectations of sites similar to these and produce similar interpretations if using the same model. It is the hope that this model will support not only future interpretations of 18th Spanish Mission settlements with Natives but also encourage further studies in this area.
Subject(s): Artifact pattern model development
Undergraduate Research
18th century
Spanish Refugee Missions