Yon Mound and Village Site

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Yon Mound and Village Site
8 LI 2
Yon Mound and Village Site is located in Florida
Yon Mound and Village Site
Shown within Florida
Location Bristol, FloridaLiberty County, FloridaUnited States
Region Liberty County, Florida
Coordinates 30°25′55.99″N 85°0′59.00″W / 30.4322194°N 85.0163889°W / 30.4322194; -85.0163889
History
Founded 1200 CE
Cultures Fort Walton Culture,
Site notes
Archaeologists Clarence Bloomfield Moore
Architecture
Architectural styles platform mound
Architectural details Number of temples:
Yon Mound and Village Site
NRHP Reference # 78000952[1]
Added to NRHP December 15, 1978
Responsible body: Private

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 Culture[2] (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[edit]

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 16th century.[4]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Rochelle A. Marrinan; Nancy Marie White (2007). "Modeling Fort Walton Culture in Northwest Florida" (PDF). Southeastern Archaeology. 26 (2-Winter): 297. 
  3. ^ Frank Keel (September 2003). "An archaeological assessment of the Bradfordville Commercial Tract in Leon County, Florida" (PDF). p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 14, 2005. 
  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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