A KINGDOM OF FISH AND SHELL: solving the mystery of calusa Mound Key was the centre of the Calusa chiefs, whose sophisticated kingdom dominated a vast tract of Florida, USA, for more than five centuries. Yet these were a people without agriculture. How did they survive? BRIAN FAGAN tells their astonishing story and shows how 21st century archaeological fieldwork has solved the mystery of their success.
The Past | April/May 2021