Small community watermills in Central Florida have gone virtually undocumented archaeologically and little is known about them except for written historical accounts. In an effort to determine how a settler in 1866 Florida would have used prior technological knowledge to design, build, and use a watermill I used a GIS predictive model to locate a previously undocumented watermill built in what is now Seminole County Florida. After the mill was located, excavations were conducted to determine the size of the mill structures, the industrial capacity of the mill, and determine the construction methods employed to build the mill.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Chance Campbell, Elizabeth, "Against the Flow: A Nineteenth Century Watermill in Central Florida" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5350.