Richard Thornton's vector recreation of what Big Mound City in the Florida Everglades would have looked like.

Big Mound City, Florida

The immensely rich archaeological heritage of South Florida is little known outside the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula.  Perhaps least known are the large town sites east of Lake Okeechobee.  Several have been studied by professional archaeologists and the large town sites are all now protected by some form of public ownership.

The 143 acre Big Mound City Archaeological Zone is located in central Palm Beach County, Florida. It is about 10 miles east of Canal Point, in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.  Big Mound City is the only site from the Belle Glade culture on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was added in 1973 as an example of a Calusa ceremonial complex, but is now understood to have originally been constructed by the same ethnic group that built the Ortona and Wakate towns – probably ancestors of the Mayami.
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Great Sun Glyphs

The Search for Celestial Serpents

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles tell of a horrific catastrophe on the coasts of Britannia, Ireland and the Low Countries. On St. Michael’s Day (September 28 in the old Julian calendar) the sea suddenly rose and swept up estuaries to drown well over a hundred thousand people. The tsunami destroyed many port cities in northwestern Europe. Between 30,000 and 40,000 people died in Wessex alone. Eyewitness descriptions, recorded in medieval monastery chronicles, are identical to those of the 2005 tsunami in the Indian Ocean or the 2011 tsunami on the coast of Japan.

What is even more terrifying is that the most violent effects of this cosmic event were on the coast of North America. The barrier islands on the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic States, North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina were destroyed. The Outer Banks of North Carolina are the remnants of those islands, which are still rebuilding. The islands off of Virginia, the Delmarva Peninsula and New Jersey were so thoroughly destroyed that they have not come back.

Geologists have found evidence of a thin layer of residue of this comet or comet fragments, which struck the North Atlantic that day several miles inland in Metropolitan New York City. Along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, the impact would not have been felt as a tsunami flood, but rather an explosive and very deadly wall of super-heated sand and steam. All humans living on the coasts of that region would have been killed.

The indigenous peoples of southeastern North America and Mesoamerica believed that comets and meteorites were feathered serpents, which came down from heaven and landed on earth. Some branches of the Mayas worshiped a Celestial Serpent as their principal deity. One of the many misconceptions about the Maya civilization held by most North Americas is that it was a monolithic culture in which all deities, political systems and architectural styles were the same throughout. That certainly was not the case.

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Satouriwa by Teodor De Bry

How Super-sized Kings Affected Your Tribe’s History

In the Southeast, seven foot tall Paracus kings were acquired like trade goods

Did you know that the Native Peoples of eastern Peru have long drunk a highly caffeinated tea made from a close relative of the Yaupon Holly? Their ritual life also includes use of several herbs that when mixed with this tea cause them to vomit. Caffeine and ritual purging are considered a necessary step before making important decisions. Now whose culture in the Southeastern USA does that sound like? The original name for Ossabaw Island, GA was Ase-bo or Yaupon Tea People in hybrid Creek-Panoan. OMG

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Forensics Reveal Supersized American Indians in South Florida

Lake Okeechobee contains both giant and diminutive skeletons of people, who immigrated from Central and South America.

Some of the most advanced indigenous cultures north of Mexico existed in the Lake Okeechobee and Caloosahatchee River Region of southern Florida. Most of the religious and political symbols associated with the “Mississippian” Culture were being used in South Florida about 500-600 years before they appeared elsewhere in North America. The towns of this region were linked by a sophisticated network of raised causeways and canals, yet there is no evidence that these people practice large scale agriculture. The probably cultivated raised gardens that were extremely productive year round, but did not grow Indian corn at a large scale.

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Toxic Beverages, Poisonous Food, Dying Injuns

There is a pandemic underway in the Americas from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego. It is well on its way to finish the job nearly completed by small pox, measles, typhus and yellow fever. Like those who classify the pottery of our ancestors with English names, the pandemic is disguised by the characterizations of cause of death as diabetes, atrophied digestive organs, heart failure, liver disease, cancer or “some virus.” The mainstream public says, “Oh that is so sad,” but never knows the names of the villains responsible for the widespread sickness among indigenous peoples.

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Kvsa Birdseye

Paired Elite and Commoner Towns Solve Many Archaeological Riddles

Archaeological reports from sites in several regions of the Southeast discuss two towns located in close proximity. Observations of paired elite and commoner towns by French and Spanish explorers in Georgia would explain these dualities. Such a tradition would also explain why there were several towns in both the Cherokee Alliance and Creek Confederacy that had the same Creek name, plus explain the Muskogean traditions still maintained by the Cherokees.

In particular, 17th century French ethnologist, Charles de Rochefort, specifically stated that the elite and commoners of Apalache lived in separate towns, wore different clothes, spoke somewhat different languages and had somewhat different religious practices.

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Yonah Mountain

Probable Last Refuge of Roanoke Colony Survivors Discovered

This discovery solves one of the biggest riddles in American history and permanently negates the critics, who, in 1940, knowing nothing about the history of the Southern Appalachians or the Creek language, labeled the Dare Stones found in the burial cave in the Nacoochee Valley of Georgia as fraudulent. The stones said that Eleanor Dare lived the last decade of her traumatic life near a big rock next to a river in an Indian town named Hontaoase (Hontawasee in modern English.)

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International TV documentary will explore movement of crops and peoples in the Americas

South Carolina film maker, Antara Brandner, is putting the finishing touches on a documentary film for television that will rock the world of anthropology to its roots. Over the past two years, she and an international team of scientists and historians have traveled the length of the Americas to document the movement of peoples, crops, ideas and architecture across the landscape of the Western Hemisphere. The project was started before the History Channel broadcast of the premier of America Uneartheda on the Mayas in Georgia, but was reinforced by its findings.

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Adena Combo

Was There a Cultural Connection between South Ohio and South Florida?

Over 2000 years ago, a new population showed up in southeastern Ohio. When they arrived used to be placed at around 1000 BC. The most recent articles by archaeologists are now saying around 500 BC. Their physical features were virtually identical to those people, who had been building large mounds and platform villages in northern Louisiana and very different from the indigenous peoples, who probably were the ancestors of the Algonquians. They were of medium height, stocky build and had brachycephalic (broad-headed) skulls. Anthropologists have labeled these newcomers, the Adena Culture, after the Adena Estate in Ohio where one of their larger mounds is located.

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Fort Center

Cuba Was Not the Cultural Greenhouse of Eastern North America

Cuba Was Not the Cultural Greenhouse of Eastern North America
. . . but Caribbean Peoples did spread deep into southeastern parts of the continent

After leaving Fort Caroline National Memorial and the simplistic ethnic labeling of the South Atlantic Coast in smoldering ruins, the Muskogean Horde is now ravaging the countryside of South Florida with its harsh regimen that imposes precise three dimensional measurement, deductive reasoning and regional analysis on fossilized descriptions of Pre-European history, as maintained in the past few decades by Southeastern academicians.

The lives of South Florida’s archaeologists are being spared, however. Just to work on a Native American town site in southern Florida has been the kiss of death for many fine careers. Their work is never published in mainstream professional journals. The reason is that the knowledge gained from studying these town sites around Lake Okeechobee and the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River are a grave threat to the orthodox descriptions of Native American history. The results of this regional analysis will be published later this fall in Access Genealogy. Enticing tidbits are being fed to you in Native American Brainfood.

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