Weeki Wachee Timucuan Indian Mound
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 28° 31.119 W 082° 34.465
17R E 345936 N 3155668
Quick Description: One of many Native American sites aling the western coast of Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2010 10:50:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NHM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fisnjack
Views: 9

Long Description:
A Weeki Wachee workman, while bulldozing this area in 1970, unearthed what appeared to be skeletal remains of a murder victim. Cursory examination satisfied authorities that the bones were hundreds of years old and represented many human skeletons.

Subsequently, an expedition from the University of Florida evacuated this Indian mound, discovering artifacts linking it to the Timucuan Indian culture.

Pottery, beads pounded from silver Spanish coins, and other articles found in this mound have been dated between 1200 and 1700 A.D.

Because the Weeki Wachee discover revealed the presence of Spanish explorers, the archeologists made observations that conjured up interesting mental pictures.

"No doubt, on a sunny morning in the 1530's a Spanish galleon dropped anchor off the gulf coast a few miles from here. A boat was lowered and an advance guard of armor-clad Spanish explorers headed for the shore. They worked their way up the bands of the winding river and came face to face with the Tinucuans. The Indians, thinking they were in the presence of Gods, offered their humble reverence to the Spaniards!"
Type: Burial Mounds

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