Sophisticatedly engineered ‘watercourts’ stored live fish, fueling Florida’s Calusa kingdom

Sophisticatedly engineered 'watercourts' stored live fish, fueling Florida's Calusa kingdom

The Calusa kingdom ranks among the most politically complex groups of hunter-gatherers of the historic world. Unusually, it was powered by fishing, not farming. Massive enclosures enabled the Calusa to store enough fish to sustain population growth and fuel large-scale construction projects. Credit: Merald Clark/Florida Museum The mighty Calusa […]

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