On Tuesday, March 3 at 7 PM in the Rose History Auditorium archaeologist and cultural resource consultant, Theresa Schober, will take you on a fascinating journey to the remnants of elevated mounds and ridges, and sculpted canals and water courts that remain a visible yet subtle reminder of the once thriving Calusa society in today’s southwest Florida landscape. Careful archaeological excavation reveals how and when this landscape was constructed, and its relationship with the developmentof the Calusa through time culminating in the highly complex, stratified chiefdom controlling the southern third of the Florida peninsula at the time of Spanish contact. Mound Key – the Calusa capital- remains the first specific location documented in the voyage of Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 that named “La Florida”.
Join Theresa Schober and the Marco Island Historical Society in the discovery of Mound Key.
MIHS Members are admitted free Non MIHS Members are asked to pay $5.