Yon Mound and Village Site

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Yon Mound and Village Site
8 LI 2
Yon Mound and Village Site8 LI 2 is located in Florida
Yon Mound and Village Site8 LI 2
Yon Mound and Village Site
8 LI 2
Location
Coordinates 30°25′55.99″N 85°0′59.00″W / 30.4322194°N 85.0163889°W / 30.4322194; -85.0163889
Country  USA
Region Liberty County, Florida
Nearest town Bristol, Florida
History
Culture Fort Walton Culture,
First occupied 1200 CE
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body Private
Notable archaeologists Clarence Bloomfield Moore
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Number of temples
Yon Mound and Village Site
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 780009521
Added to NRHP December 15, 1978

The Yon Mound and Village Site (8LI2) is a prehistoric archaeological site located two miles west of Bristol, Florida on the east bank of the Apalachicola River. The site was occupied by peoples of the Fort Walton Culture2 (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture).3 On December 15, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as reference number 78000952.1

Site description

Located in the middle Apalachicola River valley of northwest Florida, the site was first occupied briefly during the Swift Creek period at approximately 320 CE. About 1200 CE peoples of the Middle Fort Walton period began occupying the site with the construction of platform mound and associated village site. These people are thought to have been connected with the Cayson Mound and Village Site. The site was later occupied during the protohistoric period by Lamar Phase peoples who migrated down the lower Chattahoochee-Apalachicola River, possibly in the wake of initial European contact in the early 1500s.4

It was first recorded and excavated by Clarence Bloomfield Moore in the early 20th century.4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Rochelle A. Marrinan; Nancy Marie White (2007). "Modeling Fort Walton Culture in Northwest Florida". Southeastern Archaeology 26 (2-Winter): 297. 
  3. ^ Frank Keel (September 2003). "An archaeological assessment of the Bradfordville Commercial Tract in Leon County, Florida". p. 9. 
  4. ^ a b Du Vernay, Jeffrey P. (2011). The Archaeology of Yon Mound and Village , Middle Apalachicola River Valley, Northwest Florida (Doctoral thesis). University of South Florida. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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