State archaeologist Calvin Jones excavating Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

State archaeologist Calvin Jones excavating Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/35949
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Title

  • State archaeologist Calvin Jones excavating Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

Image Number

  • RC13647

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 20, 1987.

Series Title

General Note

  • State Archaeologist, Calvin Jones at the site where DeSoto and his army spent the winter of 1539. Jones received permission to check the site prior to some construction and found pottery, coins, chain mail pig bones, and beads that identified the site. At the time of this photo, this was the only verified site for the entire DeSoto expedition. The site became a state park after the state purchased the site in 1988.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 17085.

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