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Oak Hill in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mounds of Evidence

Seminole Rest Historic Site

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
1. Mounds of Evidence Marker
Inscription.  

Several mounds exist here at Seminole Rest. Snyder’s Mound, the largest mound, is not one of mass shells but in some areas seventeen different layers deposited over time. In an effort to find clues to the Timucuans, archeologists are interpreting the layers.

Clamshells make up most of the mound layers even though other materials, including oyster, conchs, and welk shells and the remains of sea trout, shark, and bass were discovered. The abundance of clamshells indicates the site was mostly used for harvesting clams.

There are layers that suggest there were periods when the mound was not used but instead was overgrown with vegetation. Remains of poke berry, palm berry, hackberry, and skullcap in the layers show vegetation has changed very little over the centuries. Many of these plants may have been used by the Timucuans for food, fuel, or medicine.

Caption
Above: Archeologists dig a small mound adjacent to Snyder’s Mound. Dating from A.D. 500 to 900, the mound was deliberately constructed, possibly as a house mound.

 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
2. Mounds of Evidence Marker
Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 28° 52.236′ N, 80° 50.252′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from River Road 0.2 miles east of Palm Avenue. The marker is within the Seminole Rest Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 River Road, Oak Hill FL 32759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Timucuan Way of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caretakers (within shouting distance of this marker); What Do You Think? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lost Mounds (about 400 feet away); Seminole Rest Trail (about 600 feet away); Eldora Village (approx. 2.8 miles away); Eldora House (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Seminole Rest Historic Site. (Submitted on November 9, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 1, 2020
3. Seminole Rest Historic Site Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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