Tími  ein klukkustund 38 mínútur

Hnit 442

Uploaded 28. apríl 2013

Recorded apríl 2013

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12 m
-14 m
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0,9
1,7
3,5 km

Skoðað 639sinnum, niðurhalað 1 sinni

nálægt Wakasassa (historical), Florida (United States)

Shell Mound Unit - Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (Shell Mound Trail & Dennis Creek Trail) Shell Mound is an ancient Native American site at the southern end of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The primary shell mound is a construction of oyster and whelk shells plus fish, turtle and deer bones mixed with household debris built up over about 3,500 years (from 2,500 BCE to about 1,000 years ago) by Native Americans of the Archaic period and Eastern Woodland cultures.

The mound itself covers about 5 acres and rises about 28 feet above sea level. Before the protection of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was in place, the mound was used by the county as a source of road building materials, but since coming into federal government ownership, it has been generally protected and even partially archaeologically excavated. The area around Shell Mound has been developed into a nice park-like area with hiking these trails nearby. At the end of the road is a parking area that leads onto a boardwalk to a fishing pier built over the waters of the bay.
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View from atop of Shell Mound

Great view from the top of Shell Mound
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View of Bay and Inlet

River

View of the Bay/Inlet

Archaeological site

Shell Mound

Shell Mound is an ancient Native American site at the southern end of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. The primary shell mound is a construction of oyster and whelk shells plus fish, turtle and deer bones mixed with household debris built up over about 3,500 years (from 2,500 BCE to about 1,000 years ago) by Native Americans of the Archaic period and Eastern Woodland cultures.
River

View of the Bay/Inlet

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Boardwalk Across Marshes

Boardwalk leads you across tidal creeks and marshes
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Fish Pier

Fishing pier built over the waters of the bay
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Bay Area / Tidal Swamps

Marshes and Tidal Creek/Swamps surround the area
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Fishing Pier Boardwalk

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View of the Bay/Inlet

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Pond

A beautiful pond along the trail
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Fishing Pier Boardwalk

A nice pier here with boardwalk
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Boardwalk

Boardwalk takes you across tidal marshes

Athugasemdir

    You can or this trail