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Mound Key

  • In recognition of March being designated Florida Archaeology Month, we’re listening back to a conversation with archeologist William Marquardt, Ph.D., about his findings published in the journal “Historical Archeology,” confirming the existence of Spanish fort built on Mound Key in Estero Bay in 1566. Mound Key was the capitol of the Calusa Native American tribe which dominated the region and had occupied Southwest Florida for more than 1,000 years at that time.