Two very important archeological sites (Magnolia Ridge and Hickory Ridge) are located on a large peninsula extending into Perdido Bay in northwest Florida. Three phases of research have been conducted at two sites on the peninsula, a Mississippian Period village and a Mississippian burial area (circa 1500 A.D). They are separated by a creek. The research was accomplished by the University of West Florida and Archeology Ink. The burial area has been protected with wire mesh covered by fill dirt put in place by Archeology Ink. The following photographs are from all four excavations at the sites. The ceramic vessels were photographed by Caleb Curren courtesy of UWF. The ceramic sherds are from the Archeology Ink excavations.
The references for the research are:
- Archeological Testing of the Hickory Ridge Site (8Es1280), A Mississippian Stage Cemetery in
Escambia County, Florida. Institute of West Florida Report of Investigations 26. John Phillips 1989.
- Archeological Phase I Investigations of the Innerarity Tract, Escambia County, Florida. Pensacola Archeology Lab. Caleb Curren et. al. 1997.
- Archeological Phase II Investigations of the Innerarity Tract, Escambia County, Florida. Pensacola Lab. Caleb Curren et. al. 1998.
Archeology at Magnolia Ridge, Phase III Investigations at 8Es1052. Pensacola Archeology Lab. Caleb Curren et. al. 1999.
This is one of a series of field notes for archeological researchers. The notes are free. Pass it on if you please.
Caleb Curren: August 2009