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Location of the Mill Cove Complex, including Grant (8DU14) and Shields (8DU12) Mounds.

Location of the Mill Cove Complex, including Grant (8DU14) and Shields (8DU12) Mounds.

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... Mound (8dU14) lies at the western end of the Mill Cove Complex, approximately 0.75 km (0.5 mi) west of Shields Mound (8dU12) in Jacksonville, Florida (Figure 1). archaeological investigations by the University of north Florida (UnF) over the past two decades have centered exclusively on the area adjacent to Shields Mound. in this article, focus shifts to the historically better-known grant Mound, renowned for its long-nosed god maskettes, copper plates, and other Mississippian world exotica recovered by antiquarian clarence B. Moore in 1893 and 1895. in 1989, University of north Florida conducted salvage excavations adjacent to and beneath the margins of grant Mound, immediately after the mound's western half had been razed to facilitate house construction (thunen 2005). ...
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... and his students gathered massive amounts of pottery and other materials from the disturbed spoil. of the nonceramic items surface collected, most extraordinary are a fragment of soapstone from a possible cooking stone (Figure 9) and two copper fragments (Figure 10). the former may be a recycled archaic period artifact. ...
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... riverfront tract was located along the lower bluff, about 60 m (200 ft) southeast of grant Mound and immediately east of the circular depression thought to be a borrow pit. thirty-one 1 x 1 m units were dug on a 10 m grid between the Wells house and the river (Figure 11). next, three 1 x 2 m units were excavated, with two of them combined to form a 2 x 2 m square. ...
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... most recent archaeological project in the area, between 2001 and 2007, was a two-phase cultural resource management investigation by environmental Services, inc., of the proposed Windswept Subdivision (hendryx and Smith 2002;hendryx et al. 2008). the 1.6 ha (4 acre) lot was immediately east of, and contiguous with, the Wells property, forming the eastern extent of 8dU5599. in all, 43 shovel tests and eleven 1 x 2 m units were excavated (Figure 11). Unfortunately, mixing of earlier and later occupational components was a problem in most sampled areas of the site. ...
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... upper 50 cm of this unit was disturbed mound fill and contained historic/modern construction debris including a section of concrete blocks and bricks (thunen 2005:260). to avoid a block foundation and to maintain the unit's 2 x 2 m size, the unit was expanded 1 m to the north and re-designated Unit 3B. the southern half of Unit 3 was discontinued at the base of level 5. Below the disturbed upper zone was a dark brown to black organic midden with whole and fragmented shells exhibiting a density ranging from loose to consolidated over a depth of approximately 90 cm ( Figure 12). in all, 14 10-cm levels were excavated. ...
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... 4 was approximately 1 m northwest of Unit 3B. the upper zone (Zone a) again contained about 30 cm of displaced mound fill followed by a 20 to 30 cm thick disturbed layer, including the former ground surface and mixed historic modern refuse (Zone B). Zone c was densely packed shell midden about 50 to 55 cm thick ( Figure 12). it gave way to a 20 to 80 cm layer of scattered shell (Zone d) and then subsoil (Zone e). ...
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... can be incised and/or punctated, and burnished. related spiculate finewares include Little Manatee and Papys Bayou types ( Figure 13). as mentioned, while some plain and a small percentage of check-stamped chalky wares are associated with colorinda occupations, most check-stamped and finewares are assumed to correlate with St. Johns ii occupations (a.d. ...