The Florida Archaeological Survey

The Mission of the Florida Archaeological Survey is to record and preserve important southeastern cultural heritage projects
 and make these research findings available through an open source NewsWire archive.
 

The Florida Archaeological Survey maintains a searchable international database of fieldwork opportunities

 to foster interdisciplinary inquiry into the past with a global perspective.

 
The Mission Visita of Apula (AD ca 1580 - burned by Spanish in ca 1584)
The Mission of San Buenaventura de Potano (AD 1607 - ca 1616)
Possible earliest terminal date based on report of Luis Gerónimo de Oré in1617 Madrid  

Spanish Ranching Outpost (ca AD early 1600s - 1665)

 

Cattle ranching began in the Potano area in the early 1600s and this location was known to be within the

 Hacienda de la Chua area that was in operation from (ca 1646 - 1706)

 

  INTERNATIONAL NEWS ARCHIVES ABOUT THE HERNANDO DE SOTO DISCOVERY
 
PAST HORIZONS TELEVISION - DISCOVERY OF CONQUISTADOR HERNANDO DE SOTO'S 1539 ENCAMPMENT
 
THE ARCHAEOLOGY CHANNEL
 
FOX NEWS
PBS - NPR
 
 
JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL WARFARE Vol. III, Issue 4
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVE
http://www.ocala.com/section/TOPIC0212
 
DE SOTO FIND RESHAPES HISTORY
 
DE SOTO DISCOVERY CHANGES HISTORY BOOKS
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS DISCOVERED AT HERNANDO DE SOTO'S 1539 ENCAMPMENT
DISCOVERY OF THE LOST MISSION OF SAN BUENAVENTURA DE POTANO
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS DISCOVERED AT MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURE DE POTANO
 
ARCHAEOLOGIST DEVISES ELABORATE RUSE TO THROW OFF LOOTERS
 
 
EXPLORING THE SITE OF DE SOTO'S ENCAMPMENT 
 
ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE
 
ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE NEWS ARCHIVES
 
ARCHAEOLOGY DAILY NEWS
 
THE HISTORY CHANNEL BLOG - NEW DE SOTO SITE CONFIRMED 
 
THE ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS NETWORK
 
EL MUNDO
 
HISTORY NEWS NETWORK - GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
 
ARCHAEOLOGIST UNEARTHS DE SOTO'S SOJOURN
 
PROTECTING AGAINST LOOTERS CAN BE CHALLENGING
 
ARCHAEOLOGIST USES A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES TO PROVE DISCOVERY
 
TOP ANTHROPOLOGISTS DISCUSS FLORIDA MISSIONS 
 
DE SOTO'S TREK THROUGH FLORIDA NO LONGER A MYSTERY
 
SE ENCUENTRA UN NUEVO SITIO DE DE SOTO EN FLORIDA
  
HERALD TRIBUNE DE SOTO LEFT A TRAIL OF ARTIFACTS
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA - FIELD NOTES NEWS
 
NEW WORLD TREASURES EXHIBIT
 
LA AVENTURA DE LA HISTORIA
 
LOST MISSION OF SAN BUENAVENTURA UNCOVERED
 
THE NUMISMATIC BIBLIO SOCIETY JOURNAL
 
COMPLETE MAP OF DE SOTO EXPEDITION
 
MULTIMEDIA MAP OF DE SOTO EXPEDITION IN FLORIDA
 
RESTOS DE EXPEDICION ESPANOLA EN FLORIDA
 
THE BONE COLLECTORS Vol. 31 No. 10 October 2012
  
DAILY KOS - DE SOTO DATA
 
AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE Fall 2012
 
THE REMAINS OF THE HERNANDO DE SOTO EXPEDITION DISCOVERED
 
ARCHAEOLOGY EXCAVATIONS BLOGSPOT.COM
 
AMERICAN HISTORY MAGAZINE Vol. 12 No. 5 December 2012
 
TOP STORIES OF THE YEAR
 
HERNANDO DE SOTO DISCOVERY OPENS A NEW WORLD
 
 
SPANISH LANGUAGE NEWS ARCHIVES
 
EL MUNDO
 
 LA AVENTURA DE LA HISTORIA
 
SE ENCUENTRA UN NUEVO SITIO DE DE SOTO EN FLORIDA
 

RESTOS DE EXPEDICION ESPANOLA EN FLORIDA

 
 EL HISTORIADOR
 

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 Current research findings of fact:

 

1.      A metadata survey we began in 2005 and published in 2010 reported the location of the San Buenaventura de Potano mission foundation at the 17th century Potano village Richardson site.

http://core.tdar.org/document/391272/

  

2.      In 2005 we discovered a 16th century Potano village on the same wetlands associated with Orange Lake that is older than the Richardson site.

http://core.tdar.org/document/391004/

 

3.      We excavated a primitive Franciscan mission / ranch structure within the 16th century Potano village dating from the 1580s and unearthed the largest cache of medieval coins ever found in the Americas.

 http://core.tdar.org/document/391004/

 

4.      Along the same wetlands between the 16th century Potano village and the 17th century Richardson village, we discovered the location of a conquistador army encampment with European artifacts confirmed through X-Ray Florescence Analysis that are in the early 1500s date range of the Narváez and De Soto entradas.

 http://core.tdar.org/document/391004/


REFERENCE ARTICLE 
Archaeologists Discover de Soto’s Artifacts and Lost Mission

AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY Vol. 16 No. 3

Paula Neely – Fall 2012

American Archaeology Editorial Advisory Board

Darlene Applegate, Western Kentucky University – Michael Barber, Virginia State Archaeologist

Cynthia Bettison, Western New Mexico University – Michael Collins, Texas State University

John Cottier, Auburn University – Douglas Craig, Northland Research

John Doershuk, Iowa State Archaeologist – Stacye Hathorn, Alabama State Archaeologist

Kathleen Hull, University of California-Merced – Don Linebaugh, University of Maryland

Maxine McBrinn, Metropolitan State College of Denver – Chip McGimsey, Louisiana State Archaeologist

Michael Michlovic, Minnesota State University-Moorhead – Julie Morrow, Arkansas Archaeological Survey

Leslie Mouriquand, Riverside County Archaeologist – Jennifer Pederson, Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

Martha Sempowski, Rochester Museum and Science Center – Russell Townsend, Cherokee THPO

Susan White, Oregon – Douglas Wilson, Ft. Vancouver NHS

 
 
 
ADDITIONAL FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY WEBSITES  
 
Nombre de Dios (AD 1565 - present)

http://www.missionandshrine.org/excavations.htm

The Letchworth Mound Complex (ca AD 300 - 700)
 
 The Mission San Luis founded (AD 1633 - 1704)

http://www.missionsanluis.org/

US Navy and Confederate Shipwrecks
 
Digital Artifact Collections

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/

  
 
 

Click on the 1562 Map to View a Zoomable 1564 PDF map by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues who accompanied

Rene Goulaine de Laudonniere on the 1564 expedition. That color engraving was later published byTheodor de Bry in 1591. 

 

Click on the links below for extensive historical map archives.

Southeastern Region

Florida

 

Stoney Knoll Archaeological Supplies Inc.

 
 
 
 
 

    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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