Archaeology DIG Blueberry Site February 2017


Presenting - David Butler

Highlands Holdouts: Coastal Resistance and Interior Resilience
  • Windover bog site - famous archeological site
  • European Disruption of American Indian Societies in Florida is not discussed enough
  • 10,000 American Indians operating free from colonist influence
  • Over the course of three hundred years, inhabitants were replaced
  • The first voyage to Florida officially sanctioned and contracted by the Spanish government occurred in 1513
  • Led by Ponce de Leon, labeled the region "La Florida"
  • Spanish Mercenaries met fierce resistance when they attempted to invade Florida
  • Broken Spanish Bead - Looking eye of the sun; has hole that goes in the middle
  • France sends their own Mercenaries
  • Spain Retaliates against France
  • Spain Establishes St. Augustine
  • British Colonists attacked and occupied Fort
  • Spanish activity in Florida when they figured out no gold in Florida and discovered that the slaves were bad
  • Connected holdings in Florida (now Texas)
Historical Timeline
  • 1513 - 1763 First Spanish Period
  • 1763 - 1783 British Period
  • 1783 - 1821 Second Spanish Period
  • 1821 - 1845 Territorial Period
  • 1845 - Present Statehood

The Dig

Artifact Bags

Record Forms


  • Dr. Butler
  • Mr. Davis
  • Thor
  • Anita
  • Maddi
  • Alex
  • Gabbie
  • Josue
  • Sam
  • Hilary
  • Siyona
  • Isaac
  • Ashley


This was a very exhausting dig to start off with. The hole had become very deep from the use of another group. We encountered several wall collapses in the process. With the help of our usual vistitors, we were able to get down to business. The dig went down at an awfully slow pace but we were still able to find many cool artifacts!

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