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Tue, Mar 07

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Flagler Room at Flagler College

March Member Meeting

Archaeologist Lee Newsom will overview the results of recent work by a team of researchers investigating the Mound Key (8LL2) archaeological site in Southwest Florida.

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March Member Meeting
March Member Meeting

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, USA

About the event

Mound Key has long been considered to have been the most likely candidate as the location for the sixteenth century seat of power, the effective capitol, of the powerful Calusa kingdom, as well as one of the earliest Spanish missions in Florida. Our team undertook various remote sensing investigations along with subsurface coring and excavations to ground truth and verify details of the site, including the most likely location for the residence and council house of Carlos, the paramount ruler.  This research also resulted in definitive evidence for the presence of the fortification and Jesuit mission know as San Antón de Carlos (1566-1569), which were established on the island by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in the wake of his 1566 visit there.

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