Friday, May 15th, at 6:00 pm, the Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next 3rd on 3rd Street Presentation, with Dr. Keith Ashley. He will be discussing the Excavations of Santa Cruz de Guadalquini Spanish and Mocama Missions.
Dr. Ashley is Coordinator of Archaeological Research and an adjunct in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Florida.
A mixture of various Native American groups, including Mocama speaking people – Colones, Yguajas and Asajo (Yamassee) – established the mission on the southern end of Black Hammock Island in 1684. Sometime between 1695 and 1697 the population of Santa Cruz joined the mission people at San Juan del Puerto on Fort George Island, Duval County, Florida. The people of Santa Cruz were under threat of attack from nearby enemy groups and vulnerable due to their close proximity to the mainland. UNF has been excavating the site since 2001.
This program is free for members, with a suggested donation of $5.00 for non-members. Seating is first-come/first-served.
For more information contact Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (904) 261-7378 ext 102.