Wakulla in the Sandhills: Analysis of Late Weeden Island Site in the Northwest Florida Interior Uplands

Christopher Louis Mickwee

          Woodland Terrace, a Wakulla Weeden Island site in the sandhills of the Choctawhatchee River drainage, was analyzed to examine and explicate the Late Woodland cultures of the northwest Florida interior. The specific goals of this research were to establish the chronology and temporal range of site occupation, to define assemblage characteristics and artifact type frequencies, and to articulate the intensity, duration, and season of occupation by addressing the material correlates of human activity. The results of the analysis show that Woodland Terrace was likely a fall to winter residential base occupied multiple times from approximately AD 680 to 882, until around AD 1035 to 1225. This research provides important new data conducive to the lifeways and interactions of Late Woodland peoples in the northwest Florida interior uplands.