Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last week too hard?  This week's WIIW highlights one of the most unique archaeological sites in Florida.

What are we looking at here?  Drawing made based on archaeological investigations at a significant and sacred site in east Florida (hint: Brevard County).

Have a guess, reaction, or information for our readers?  Please post a comment!


Answer to last week's "What Is It???" Wednesday:  B) Osceola capture site!  Read more on the blog entry Osceola's Capture Site posted earlier today.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Tanya says:

    a Windover Burial

  2. Jen says:

    I think these Archaic peoples at Windover performed beautiful funeral rites. They are all the more wonderful since they were preserved for us modern folks to study!

  3. Bonus round for the smarties!

    How many burials were excavated? How many remain?
    What is the main use of the property that now surrounds the site?
    And super uber bonus, what distinction does it have that was bestowed just a few years ago by the Division of Historical Resources?

    I need to check time stamps- a tie between Tanya on the blog and Alex via Facebook!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I believe not only are these ancient people of European stock, and this is the strange and beautiful way in which they were buried and preserved, but also as the video documentary explained, some were buried upside down, maybe for individuals that had been punished after death for committing crimes. Still others that were found were buried in different ways which may have to do with their personal status in their community.

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