Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wonders of North America

Most interesting wonders in North America.

Turtle Mound

The tallest shell midden mound in the United States. Now it is 15 m high, but before the shellrock mining – 23 m high. Location,...

Mud Lake Canal

Large scale prehistoric structure – artificially made canal for canoes to simplify yearly migrations – to avoid rough waters of Mexico Gulf. Canal is...

Miami Circle

A circle formed by 24 postholes, made sometimes around 0 – 300 AD. Diameter of this perfect circle is 11.5 m. Postholes are cut...

Letchworth-Love Mounds

The tallest prehistoric mound in Florida – 14 m high. Built sometimes around 200 – 900 AD, most likely by Weedon Island Culture. Location, GPS...

Horr’s Island archaeological site

One of the oldest settlements and mound burials in this part of United States. Permanently occupied sometimes around 8000 – 1000 BC, when it...

Green Mound

One of the largest Pre-Columbian shell midden (waste) mounds in the United States. Once it was 15 m high, now some 12 m high,...

Crystal River Rock Art

Three large upright boulders with petrolgyphs. These carved images resemble humans. Possible time of creation – 100 BC. Nearby are burial mounds, platforms. Location, GPS...

Thomas Farm Site

One of the richest finds of Miocene (18 million years ago) land animal fossils in the world. Here have been found remnants of rhinoceroses,...

Page-Ladson prehistory site

Rich find of prehistoric fossils of animals and artifacts left by people 12,500 – 10,500 BC. Here were found bones of animals living at...

Warm Mineral Springs

An enormous spring of warm mineral water with healing properties. This is one of the candidates for the legendary "Fountain of Youth" in Florida....