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Illustrations of avian and feline wood arvings from Fort Center

Fort Center Mounds

The Fort Center site is one of the most unique and fascinating archaeological resources in Florida. Initially occupied by at least 1000 B.C., the site contains early evidence for maize cultivation, possibly using complex raised field constructions. By the first century A.D., inhabitants began constructing mortuary structures and mounds. Well-preserved wood carvings from this era provide a snapshot into an amazing artistic tradition. Reworked metal artifacts demonstrate that the site continued to be occupied through the 18th century.

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