Near Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Burial Mound Cave
Location. 26° 36.358′ N, 78° 24.145′ W. Marker is near Freeport, Grand Bahama. Marker can be reached from Grand Bahama Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is on walking trail in the Lucayan Nation Park, north-side of Grand Bahamas Highway.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ben's Cave (a few steps from this marker).
Also see . . . Bahamas National Trust's page for Lucayan National Park. Lucayan remains: In 1986 archaeologists discovered four skeletons of the indigenous Lucayans on the floor of one cave as well as artifacts in other areas of the Park – evidence of pre-Columbian settlement on Grand Bahama. The Lucayan National Park is named after these original inhabitants of The Bahamas. The Lucayans used the caves as a source of fresh water and as ceremonial burial places. Due to the low oxygen level found in caves, archeological remains are well preserved (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.