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The Remains and Artifacts of Ancient Floridians Found at the Bottom of Windover Pond in Brevard County

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2015-04-10
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This abstract examines the remains and artifacts of ancient Floridians found at the bottom of Windover Pond located in Brevard County, close to Titusville, Florida. In 1984, well preserved human remains were found that dated back 7,000 years ago. The lack of oxygen and neutral PH are two of the main factors that allowed the remains to stay in such exceptional shape for so long. This find is incredible because it shows a glimpse into how the first Floridians lived their life through hunting and gathering. Examining the artifacts that were found with them will show how they had the means to medicate themselves using various plants that extended their lives sometimes to fifty years old. My research will be examining the many ways in which these ancient people were able to sustain their lives, as well as how they died; whether it was by some trauma that occurred during hand to hand combat, by old age, or due to a life threatening medical situation.
Title: The Remains and Artifacts of Ancient Floridians Found at the Bottom of Windover Pond in Brevard County.
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Name(s): Sheridan Austad, Presenter
Emily Jane Murray, Faculty Mentor
FSCJ, college
Type of Resource: moving image
Genre: Presentation
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 2015-04-10
Date Issued: 2015-04-10
Publisher: Florida State College at Jacksonville
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, FL
Physical Form: moving image
Extent: 13 minutes
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: This abstract examines the remains and artifacts of ancient Floridians found at the bottom of Windover Pond located in Brevard County, close to Titusville, Florida. In 1984, well preserved human remains were found that dated back 7,000 years ago. The lack of oxygen and neutral PH are two of the main factors that allowed the remains to stay in such exceptional shape for so long. This find is incredible because it shows a glimpse into how the first Floridians lived their life through hunting and gathering. Examining the artifacts that were found with them will show how they had the means to medicate themselves using various plants that extended their lives sometimes to fifty years old. My research will be examining the many ways in which these ancient people were able to sustain their lives, as well as how they died; whether it was by some trauma that occurred during hand to hand combat, by old age, or due to a life threatening medical situation.
Identifier: 2015StudentPresentation09AncientFloridians (IID), fscj:26730 (fedora)
Note(s): This abstract examines the remains and artifacts of ancient Floridians found at the bottom of Windover Pond located in Brevard County, close to Titusville, Florida. In 1984, well preserved human remains were found that dated back 7,000 years ago. The lack of oxygen and neutral PH are two of the main factors that allowed the remains to stay in such exceptional shape for so long. This find is incredible because it shows a glimpse into how the first Floridians lived their life through hunting and gathering. Examining the artifacts that were found with them will show how they had the means to medicate themselves using various plants that extended their lives sometimes to fifty years old. My research will be examining the many ways in which these ancient people were able to sustain their lives, as well as how they died; whether it was by some trauma that occurred during hand to hand combat, by old age, or due to a life threatening medical situation.
Faculty mentor Emily Jane Murray is from the Florida Public Archaeology Network
Subject(s): Ancient civilizations
Archaeology
Ancient artifacts
Brevard County, Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fscj/fd/2015StudentPresentation09AncientFloridians
Use and Reproduction: free to use
Host Institution: FSCJ