FSU Apalachee-Spanish Mission Archaeology Program: Recent Investigations at San Luis de Talimali (8Le4), western capital of La Florida
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
San Luis de Talimali (8Le4) was a 17th Century Spanish Mission located in the heart of Apalachee province. From 1656-1704 it was the western capital of La Florida, and housed approximately 1400 Apalachees including the chief, a resident Franciscan friar, a Spanish military garrison, the soldiers’ families, and other civilians. Previous excavations focused on the site layout and uncovering the larger structures, especially the Apalachee Council House and Mission Church. A Spanish-style domestic structure and associated features were also investigated. The FSU ASMAP 2018 excavations at the site uncovered an additional residential structure. We present an overview of our fieldwork and what we’ve learned to date about the Apalachees and Spaniards that lived at San Luis.
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FSU Apalachee-Spanish Mission Archaeology Program: Recent Investigations at San Luis de Talimali (8Le4), western capital of La Florida. Tanya Peres, David Korkuc, Alison Bruin, Taylor Townsend. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457296)
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