Historic Markers Across Georgia



St. Simons Park



Marker ID: GHS 63-4
Location: at the park on Mallery St., St. Simons Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 8.321    W 081° 23.666
  31.138683    -81.39443
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMGNJC
St. Simons Park Marker  



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St. Simons park was the site of a Mocama Indian village of approximately 100-200 people. The inhabitants used marine resources, agriculture, square wattle and daub houses, stamped and incised Irene Style ceramics, and burial mounds characteristic of this late prehistorical coastal culture. The burial mounds were in use within the chiefdom of Guadalquini from the 1450s-1600s. Artifacts found there include ceramic bowls, pipes, and a rare chevron bead. The refuse midden area revealed that the Indians consumed fish, mollusks, deer, and small animals.

Erected by Georgia Historical Society, Friends of the Park, Coastal Georgia Historical Society and Neptune Garden Club.



 

St. Simons Park


 

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