About Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a passion for history, archaeology, and astronomy. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.
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Crystal River State Park

For 1,600 years, beginning around 200 B.C., these 14 acres were an imposing prehistoric ceremonial center for Florida’s Native Americans. These people traveled great distances to the complex to bury their dead with ceremony and to participate in trade activities. It is estimated that 7,500 Indians might have visited the complex annually. This six-mound complex, […]

Cedar Key Museum State Park

Cedar Key Museum State Park was established in 1962 and dedicated to St. Clair Whitman who operated the first museum in Cedar Key. Most of Mr. Whitman’s collections are displayed in the museum. These collections include exhibits on the Timucuan Indians. Internal Links: Ancient Civilizations of Florida External Links: Le Moyne’s Florida Indians @ TheNewWorld.us

Indian Temple Mound Museum

The museum houses interpretative exhibits depicting 12,000 years of Native American occupation. Over 6,000 artifacts of stone, bone, clay and shell are here, as well as the finest collection of Fort Walton Period ceramics in the Southeastern United States. Exhibits depict the four prehistoric cultural time periods whose artifacts have been recovered in the Northwest […]

San Marcos de Apalache State Park

The site’s history began in 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez arrived with 300 men. Having traveled overland from Tampa, Narvaez impressed by the area located at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks rivers, built and launched the first ships made by white men in the New World. In 1539, Hernando de Soto, along […]

Mission San Luis de Apalachee

Mission San Luis de Apalachee was the western capital of the mission system in La Florida from 1656 to 1704. The settlement boasted a population of over 1400 Apalachee Indians who resided at the hilltop mission center and in surrounding hamlets and farmsteads. San Luis was also the residence of a lieutenant governor, military garrison […]

Museum of Florida History

The Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage. As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida’s development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events. Through exhibits, […]

Lake Jackson Mounds State Park

Lake Jackson mounds is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida. It was probably the political and religious center for Native Americans in the area 500-800 years ago. The Lake Jackson Mounds have yielded some of the most significant artifacts in the state. It is believed the people of Lake Jackson traded with the […]

Letchworth-Love Mounds State Park

This 80-acre park includes one of the tallest and most architecturally complex pre-Columbian earthen mounds in Florida. Archaeological research indicates that Letchworth is one of the oldest mound complexes in the Southeast, dating to the Late Swift Creek and Early Weeden Island periods (ca. A.D. 200-900); Letchworth Mounds significantly predates the nearby Lake Jackson Mounds […]

Mission de Nombre de Dios

The Mission of Nombre de Dios traces its origins to the founding of the City of St. Augustine, America’s oldest City, in 1565. On September 8, 1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed and proclaimed this site for Spain and the Church. It was here that Menendez knelt to kiss a wooden cross presented to him by […]

Jacksonville Museum of Science & History

Take a trip through 12,000 years of Jacksonville history in Florida’s most extensive exhibition of regional history.Come face-to-face with the ancient Timucua Indians. The museum features models of local Indian mounds as well as life-size models of Timucua Indians showing how they dressed and decorated themselves. Also includes exhibits detailing the Spanish Mission period.   […]

Fort Caroline

Fort Caroline National Memorial was created to memorialize the Sixteenth Century French effort to establish a permanent colony in Florida. After initial exploration in 1562, the French established “la Caroline” in June 1564. One of the members of this expedition was an artist named Jacques LeMoyne. He drew the first known pictures of Southeastern Indians and their […]

Ancient Civilizations of Florida

Native Americans constructed impressive structures(referred to as Indian Mounds) throughout the state of Florida for over 5,000 years. This Amerindian building activity occurred across three separate archaeological time periods in Florida: the Archaic period, the Woodland period, and the Mississippian period. Some of the first monumental constructions, the Horr’s Island mounds, were built along the […]

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