Archeology is generally thought of as being concerned with prehistoric man, but the application of archeological techniques to sites of the historic period often yields valuable data. As recently as 1948, no archeological site had been found that could be attributed to Seminole Indian occupation; the Seminole Period in Florida was known from historical sources alone. This situation was soon remedied. Goggin investigated the site of Spaulding’s Lower Store on the St. Johns River, recovering a large quantity of colonial artifacts, Seminole pottery, and trinkets intended for the Indian trade. Goggin et al. described a historic Indian burial, doubtless Seminole, from the Zetrouer site near Gainesville. A number of Seminole or Lower Creek sites had previously been discovered by Bullen in the Chattahoochee Valley. Seminole material was recovered by Griffin from old Fort Gadsden. A promising Seminole site, found by Julian Granberry at Winter Park, has been under investigation by John M. Goggin, who has also recovered artifacts of the Seminole Period from the vicinity of Middleburg, Clay County. In 1953 Neill located a Seminole site near Silver Springs, Florida.
Neill, Wilfred T.
"The Site of Osceola's Village,"
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