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Crystal River Archaeological State Park

  • Posted March 7, 2010 by Donald Baird Viewed 1894 times
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This six-mound complex is considered one of the longest, continually occupied sites in Florida. For 1,600 years (200 B.C. -1400 A.D.), the 14-acre site was one of the most imposing prehistoric ceremonial centers on Florida's west coast. This high mound built around 600 A.D. supported a temple.

This was a commemorative stone with the likeness of a human head carved into its surface. Takes some imagination to make out the carving.

View of Crystal River

I call this a Spanish moss tree, as there are no leaves. Just branches with Spanish moss hanging on them.

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