Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Their skeletal remains tell the story of the harsh conditions in which their childhoods were spent, as evidenced by their generally short stature (5'4" average for males, 5'0" for females) as well as lesions on their teeth and long bones caused by repeated growth disruptions. One individual also showed signs of rickets. Surprisingly, indications of trauma were relatively infrequent. The causes of death, however,
Middle photos: Archaeology students from the University of Southern Mississippi carefully excavate settlers' remains from the site.
Bottom drawing: Layout of remains exhumed from the Moran Site from 2005-2012 by University of Southern Mississippi students.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
Location. 30° 23.717′ N, 88° 54.093′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Porter Avenue and Beach Boulevard (Highway 90). Located within the memorial garden area of the Biloxi Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Colonial Memorial Garden (here, next to this marker); The Memorial Garden (a few steps from this marker); The Moran Site History (a few steps from this marker); Moran Site (a few steps from this marker); Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (within shouting distance of this marker); Essence of Biloxi (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.