Hernando De Soto Archaeology and Artifacts
Author(s): Fred White
2010 Peer Reviewed Summary of field notes, excavations and artifact analysis from the ongoing research at the 1539 Hernando de Soto Potano Encampment and the associated Spanish Franciscan missions of Apula and San Buenaventura de Potano. This previously unknown First Spanish Cultural Period site is located on the wetlands associated with Orange Lake. The artifact analysis section alone encompasses some two hundred pages of detailed supporting evidence as well hundreds of digital images.
This is an active research project with sensitive data withheld to protect the archaeological resource. Some metadata is confidential and will remain embargoed for a period of 5 years. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Master Site File number associated with this project is MR03538.
Cite this Record
Hernando De Soto Archaeology and Artifacts. Fred White. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of State, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Master Site File MR03538. 2010 ( tDAR id: 391004) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GX4CF5
Archaeological Overview • Architectural Documentation • Architectural Survey • Data Recovery / Excavation • Ethnohistoric Research • Geophysical Survey • Historic Background Research
Apula mission • Ashley White • DE Soto Expedition • Ethan White • Fred White • Hernando de Soto • Hernando DE Soto Expedition • Michele White • Potano Culture Change • Potano Indian Village • San Buenaventura de Potano mission
Calendar Date: 1528 to 1720
min long: -82.249; min lat: 29.315 ; max long: -82.024; max lat: 29.495 ;
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