Archeology of a Historic Indian Village on Pensacola Bay.
A total of 716 historic aboriginal ceramic artifacts were recovered from the Fairpoint Site during Phase I-III excavations. The ceramic assemblage indicates a single component “Creek Indian” occupation at the site. When compared with samples acquired from prehistoric sites in the area, this assemblage may appear somewhat small, however, it is one of the largest samples of Creek Indian material remains ever found on the northern Gulf Coast. The primary indicators of the historic aboriginal nature of this component are several pottery type / varieties, pottery modes, and several historic European artifacts which are temporal indicators. The aboriginal and European remains strongly suggest that the site was occupied for a period during the A.D. 1700’s. [flagallery gid=13]
Santa Rosa County, Florida
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by, Caleb Curren: July 2009