Pompano Beach in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pompano Beach Indian Mound
The Pompano Beach Indian Mound is a prehistoric sand burial mound that was used by the Tequesta tribe and their ancestors for burial of their dead. Located nearby was their associated village and midden dating as far back as AD 500. Artifacts recovered from the site are associated with the Glades pre-Columbian cultural period (ca. AD 500 to 1513), with evidence that the site was occupied as late as 1763. The Tequesta were significant for their role in shaping and controlling other tribes within the Everglades and for the construction of extensive canal systems. They were experienced woodworkers as evidenced by their dugout canoes. They gathered an abundant supply of fruits, hunted wildlife and fish, and sometimes traveled great distances in their dugout canoes in search of large marine animals including sharks and right whales. The Tequesta lived in villages that were typically marked by kitchen middens that contained the discarded remains of shellfish, bones, ashes, and broken pottery. These middens were accessible by water and usually located near the mouth of a river or on an island.
Erected 2014 by The City of Pompano Beach, Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-849.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 500 CE.
Location. 26° 13.31′ N, 80° 5.561′ W. Marker is in Pompano Beach, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Hibiscus Avenue, 0.1 miles west of State Road A1A, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1232 Hibiscus Avenue, Pompano Beach FL 33062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Mound Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Thatch Mounted Beach Patrol (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Pompano Colored School (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Barefoot Mailman (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); A History of Hillsboro Inlet Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hillsboro Inlet Light Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pompano Beach.
More about this marker. The marker is in Indian Mound Park
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 309 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.