An artist’s rendering of Mound Key based on written descriptions by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. The Calusa were a highly-advanced society that built structures on Mound Key with a capacity of more than 2,000. The cross in the background is typical of Calusa markings and patterns found on clothing.

Drawings courtesy the Florida Museum of Natural History

An artist’s rendering of Mound Key based on written descriptions by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. The Calusa were a highly-advanced society that built structures on Mound Key with a capacity of more than 2,000. The cross in the background is typical of Calusa markings and patterns found on clothing.

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