Archaeologist excavating the site of Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

Archaeologist excavating the site of Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

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Title

  • Archaeologist excavating the site of Hernando Desoto's 1539 winter encampment - Tallahassee, Florida

Image Number

  • RC13728

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed on April 23, 1987.

Series Title

General Note

  • State archaeologists, led by Calvin Jones, found pig bones, pottery, coins, Spanish chain mail and beads that identified the site where Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto and his army spent the winter of 1539. To date, this was the only verified site for the entire DeSoto expedition. Later, 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: 17084.

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