Monday, February 10, 2020

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

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...

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...

Little Salt Spring

Water filled, 61 m deep sinkhole. At the depth of 3 m, the water becomes anoxic. Thanks to this in the sinkhole – spring...

White Tank Mountain petroglyphs

Diverse petroglyphs etched in boulders, most likely by Hohokams. It is possible that one petroglyph depicts supernova which happened in 1006 AD. Location, GPS coordinates: 33.58641...