Gilmore Settlement and Homes Built into Burial Mounds

I try not to wince at the street sign that warns me this road’s a “dead end.” It dead-ends at Grant Mound.

When UNF archaeologists and students were able to scan the Petherbridge site after bulldozing, they “found thousands of pieces of pottery, and pieces of human remains”.

French colonial artist Jacques Le Moyne called them “hermaphrodites.” 

One response to “Gilmore Settlement and Homes Built into Burial Mounds

  1. Carolyn Borden

    I am a faithful reader. Last week I was in Havana and learned that the last Timucan (Juan Alonso Cabale) died there in 1767. I found this so sad. There aren’t any “third genders” around to reclaim the mounds. But I wonder why the state of Florida and/or state universities haven’t been more aggressive.

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