Anonymous Artists (Before 1513) Calusa Indians and their ancestors lived on Key Marco for centuries before Ponce de León named Florida. Some of them carved and painted wooden masks and figurines (for example, a cat) that were later buried in muck. The muck preserved them, and archaeologists excavated them in 1896. These artifacts are treasured as some of the most beautiful prehistoric objects ever found in North America. Their makers rank among Florida’s best artists. FLOR500, Garden 500
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Anonymous Artists

(Before 1513)

Calusa Indians and their ancestors lived on Key Marco for centuries before Ponce de León named Florida. Some of them carved and painted wooden masks and figurines (for example, a cat) that were later buried in muck. The muck preserved them, and archaeologists excavated them in 1896. These artifacts are treasured as some of the most beautiful prehistoric objects ever found in North America. Their makers rank among Florida’s best artists.

     





 




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Xavier Cortada
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Florida International University
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