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Near Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
 

Burial Mound Cave

 
 
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By Richard Denney, August 11, 2015
1. Burial Mound Cave Marker
Inscription. The remains of several Lucayan Indians were found in a water-filled cavern near this cave entrance. The bones were perfectly preserved under a mound of rocks in about 6 feet of fresh water. This cave is a home of a rare member of a new class of crustacean, Speleonectes lucayensis which resembles a swimming centipede.
 
Location. 26° 36.358′ N, 78° 24.145′ W. Marker is near Freeport, Grand Bahama. Marker can be reached from Grand Bahama Hwy. Click for map. Marker is on walking trail in the Lucayan Nation Park, north-side of Grand Bahamas Highway.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ben's Cave (a few steps from this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Bahamas National Trust's page for Lucayan National Park. Lucayan remains: In 1986 archaeologists discovered four skeletons of the indigenous Lucayans on the floor of one cave as well as artifacts in other areas of the Park – evidence of pre-Columbian settlement on Grand Bahama. The Lucayan National Park is named after these original inhabitants of The Bahamas. The Lucayans used the caves as a source of fresh water and as ceremonial burial places. Due to the low oxygen level found in caves, archeological remains are well preserved
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By Richard Denney
2. Burial Mound Cave
and have been found in some cave sites, including Burial Mound. The freshwater reservoirs found in the caves and blue holes are still highly important for island residents today.
(Submitted on August 20, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Burial Mound Cave image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. Burial Mound Cave
Lucayan National Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Lucayan National Park
The cave is located inside the Lucayan National Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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