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18th-century mission farmstead found in Florida

Archaeologists working in Augustine, Florida have found the Spanish mission farmstead of Pocotalaca. Pocotalaca and La Puenta are two of six Spanish missions that once surrounded St. Augustine. From 1717 to 1752, the Pocotalaca site was home for a small group of the Yamassee, a Native American group that came to

Mission-era Native American home found in Florida

The wall of a home, at least 300 years old, where a family of Native Americans lived as part of the mission community of Nombre de Dios has been found in the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, Florida. A midden, or shell heap, about 40 feet long