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Near Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Archaeology of Key Biscayne

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
1. The Archaeology of Key Biscayne Marker
Inscription.  

The Archaeology of Key Biscayne
Archaeologists began work on Key Biscayne in 1985 and have uncovered hundreds of artifacts providing clues of human habitation beginning with the Tequesta Indians and continuing through the mid-nineteenth century. Ten archaeological sites are recorded on Key Biscayne; six are located within the park. The sites are scientific time capsules about the prehistory and history of Key Biscayne.

One of the most significant discoveries made to date is the discovery of the foundation of a structure built about 1826 as part of the lighthouse keeper's grounds. Archaeologists found clues that the structure had been burned, possibly as a result of the Seminole attack of July 23, 1836.

Captions:
Artifacts recovered from Cape Florida
Lighthouse Attack, July 23, 1836 (Ken Hughes, HASF)
 
Location. 25° 39.988′ N, 80° 9.394′ W. Marker is near Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Cape Florida Park Boulevard when traveling south. The marker is at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State
The Archaeology of Key Biscayne Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
2. The Archaeology of Key Biscayne Marker
The marker with the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and marker further in the distance.
Park, approximately 20 yards west of the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage (here, next to this marker); Escaping to Freedom in the Bahamas (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Coast Survey Base Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Biscayne, The Barrier Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Let It Shine! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bahama Dinghy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dade Heritage Trust’s Cape Florida Lighthouse Brick Program (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key Biscayne.
 
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"Lighthouse Attack, July 23, 1836" by Ken Hughes image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 26, 2019
3. "Lighthouse Attack, July 23, 1836" by Ken Hughes
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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