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St. Augustine Florida

Archaeological excavations Fountain of Youth St. Augustine Florida

1904 - Discovery of the Ponce de Leon recording landmark and accompanying artifacts Dr. Louella Day MacConnell.
1934 - The Smithsonian Institute of Washington DC under the direction of the ethnology department Chief Dr. Matthew Stirling, uncovers the first Christian Indain burials in North America Mission Period interments.
1952 - Three Doctoral candidates supervised by Dr. J. Goggin archaeology department dean, University of Florida uncover additional Christian Indian burials plus Timucuan Indian home/hut foundations and relics.
1976 - Foundations and artifcacts indicate Timucuan Indian occupation for 1000 plus years prior to the Ponce de Leon landing.
1985 - Positive evidence that part of the first sexteenth century (1565 - 1599) Pedro Menendex Spanish Colony occupied this and other portions of the park. The 1976 and 1985 excavations were under the professional guidance of Dr Kathleen Deagan, curator of arachaeology and chairperson, the Florida State Museum University of Florida

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