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Contributors: L. Walters, M. Schwadron, J. Stiner, M. Donnelly, J. Manis, J. Sacks, P. Sacks. Illustrations: Martin Pate. Graphic Artist: Jayce Hill.
Turtle Mound, Mosquito Lagoon, Timucuan
This book is geared toward fourth graders. It tells the story of the Timucuan people and Turtle Mound, one of the largest coastal shell middens on the east coast. After describing the past, it tells about recent losses of artifacts due to climate change and “living shoreline” efforts to preserve and protect the midden into the future. Tons of fish bones, oyster shells, pieces of broken pottery, and other discarded materials were piled into large mounds, frequently called shell middens, many hundreds of years ago. On the east coast of Central Florida, along the shorelines of Mosquito Lagoon, many mounds were created by the Timucuan people. The largest of these mounds is known as Turtle Mound. In the pages of this book you will read about the past, present and future of this historic site and some of the many individuals dedicated to its protection.
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