ANTH reading and reflection
readings from Kathleen Deagan (1973, 1983) describe the archaeological and documentary record of St. Augustine. Deagan is interested in culture contact, exchange, and synthesis, whereby once separate peoples begin to merge on cultural, social, and biological levels. What evidence does Deagan offer for the creolization and mestizaje processes of colonial St. Augustine? Give specific examples of these exchanges, Deagan’s evidence, and her interpretations.