Near Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Burial Mound Cave
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 (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
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