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, could not be determined. Malnutrition and disease likely took them before there was time for any effects to be "recorded" on their bones.
Middle photos: Archaeology
Bottom drawing: Layout of remains exhumed from the Moran Site from 2005-2012 by University of Southern Mississippi students.
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). Touch for map. Located within the memorial garden area of the Biloxi Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
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); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker); Biloxi Lighthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Categories. • Anthropology • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.