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Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carter-Fuller Mound Complex

 
 
Carter-Fuller Mound Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 3, 2017
1. Carter-Fuller Mound Complex Marker
Inscription.  Before modern construction a complex of six burial mounds occupied this location. They were built by the ancestors of the prehistoric Ais tribe, a group who occupied the Cape Canaveral area at the time of European contact. Based on pottery styles and the presence of European materials discovered here, the age of the mounds in this complex ranges from AD 600 to the 16th century. In the 1930s, Dr. George Woodbury, under the direction of the Smithsonian Institute’s Bureau of Ethnology, the Peabody Museum, initiated a series of archaeological investigations into several American Indian mound sites near here. With the help of local laborers provided by the New Deal’s Civil Works Administration, excavations on the properties belonging to the Carter and Fuller families revealed the remains of more than 100 individuals that included men, women, and children. Along with these burials, dozens of ornamental and utilitarian artifacts made of bone, shell, and stone were recovered. Many of the artifacts are housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and at the Peabody Museum in Massachusetts.
 
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2015 by The Brevard County Historical Commission, the Brevard County Tourist Development Council, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-857.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 28° 22.883′ N, 80° 36.528′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Sevilla Court, in the median on Center Street. The marker stands next to a gazebo in Center Street Park along the Banana River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Center Street, Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cocoa Beach Pier 1984 Anchor (approx. one mile away); 18th Century Whaling Ship Anchor (approx. one mile away); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Downtown Titusville (approx. 1.8 miles away); To and From the Banana River (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cruise In, Cruise Out (approx. 1.8 miles away); Military at Work in the Port (approx. 1.8 miles away); "We Have Liftoff" (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
Carter-Fuller Mound Complex Marker with Indian River in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 3, 2017
2. Carter-Fuller Mound Complex Marker with Indian River in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2024. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on March 20, 2024, by Gordie Howe of Cape Canaveral, Brevard. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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