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.)
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1232 Hibiscus Avenue, Pompano Beach FL 33062, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver Thatch Mounted Beach Patrol (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Lauderdale Beaches Wade-Ins (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bridge of the Isles (approx. 7.2 miles away); Indian Haulover (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ivy Julia Cromartie Stranahan (approx. 7.7 miles away); Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Stranahan House (approx. 7.7 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is in Indian Mound Park
Categories. • Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans •
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