People of the shellmounds

Natural Treasures

By Lani Friend
A guide to the first inhabitants of east central Florida, the ancestors of Florida's native Americans.

Volusia County's Prehistoric Sites

Volusia County contains a wealth of archaeological resources, including some of the largest and most extensive prehistoric shell mounds in the nation. These are the highest shell mounds in the United States and the oldest burial mounds in the southeastern United States

Volusia County’s Rich Prehistoric Past

By Dana Ste. Claire
Prehistoric architectural works, commonly known as “Indian mounds."

County Administration

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