Indian Mounds You Can Visit: 165 Aboriginal Sites on Florida's West Coast

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Imagine my surprise when I discovered my home sits on an ancient Indian mound. Imagine my surprise when I found that 100,000 Indians were living in Florida when the Europeans arrived in the 1500s, and that they had been here for 12,000 years... and today they are gone—extinct—no descendants. I had to know more! From the Everglades to the Suwannee River I searched Florida's west coast and discovered 165 aboriginal sites. From nomadic hunters of giant mastodons to architects of sophisticated temple towns and ...

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Overview

Imagine my surprise when I discovered my home sits on an ancient Indian mound. Imagine my surprise when I found that 100,000 Indians were living in Florida when the Europeans arrived in the 1500s, and that they had been here for 12,000 years... and today they are gone—extinct—no descendants. I had to know more! From the Everglades to the Suwannee River I searched Florida's west coast and discovered 165 aboriginal sites. From nomadic hunters of giant mastodons to architects of sophisticated temple towns and complex canal cities, these naked "Ancient Floridians" fished the bays, produced the finest wood carvings and pottery in North America, and buried their dead with ritualistic Black Drink ceremonies. They left no record of their existence, only hundreds of strange mounds which are today being destroyed at an electrifying rate. Here, at last, is their story as revealed by the discoveries found in their mounds!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820010397
  • Publisher: Great Outdoors Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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