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PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: A HERITAGE STUDY OF THE PONCE DE LEON’S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK IN...

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Title:
PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: A HERITAGE STUDY OF THE PONCE DE LEON’S FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Bernhardt, Arielle
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Anthropology
Faculty Sponsor:
Baram, Uzi

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
As the 450th commemoration of the establishment of St. Augustine, Florida approaches, the theme park located on the site of the original Spanish encampment prepares for the celebration. The Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park attempts to present local historical events in an entertaining manner. Historically, the park has emphasized a false connection with Juan Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth myth, primarily as a method of attracting more paying visitors. However, in recent decades, active involvement with the St. Augustine Archaeological Society and archaeologists from the Florida Museum of Natural History have resulted in a change in focus to a more accurate depiction of historical events validated by the archaeological record. My research examines the park as a living museum in the context of this development, in order to understand the complexities in presenting historical information while still appealing to the visitors' sense of heritage. This thesis features a thorough reconstruction of the self-guided walking tour (as of January 2014) for future documentation and comparison. Using the ethnographic methods of participant observation and informal interviews, I analyze what visitors respond to positively and negatively in the park presentations. I consider these findings in the greater context of present-day St. Augustine as a themed space and to the communities of the city.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Arielle Bernhardt
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 B47
System ID:
AA00024715:00001

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