Friday, April 29, 2016
|Current Day Green Mound (photo: commons.wikimedia.org)|
Where there were once numerous such vast shell heaps, Green Mound is now one of the last in the region. It's located seven miles South of Daytona Beach between the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River (making it an ideal place to have harvested shell fish!)
|(Photo from Bullen and Sleight excavation, 1960)|
|More paleo than archeo, but the above image demonstrates the concept of stratigraphy (graphic credit: Ray Troll t-shirt designs, idea credit: Sarah Miller's friend's t-shirt)|
|Green Mound in 1924 (www.floridamemory.com)|
Today, Green Mound is owned by The State of Florida and managed by the Town of Ponce Inlet. Located inside the beautiful park of Ponce Preserve, one can walk an easy trail around the mound.
|Oyster, Clam and Donax shells|
"When Green Mound is properly developed as a monument, the public in general will discover its value. They will find that the site tells a story of great interest; the story of the Florida Indian, how he lived, and how his way of life changed through time. And this story will be told on the site on which it happened." (from Griffin's report to the state in 1948).
Text and Photos (except where noted) by FPAN Staff: Robbie Boggs