The area now known as Crystal River Archaeological State Park was an epicenter for Native Americans in Florida and it has a story to tell.
Lara, this is so insightful. Mother nature holds so much wisdom and history sometimes unseen by the naked eye. Your beautiful photographs are a spectacular complement to your amazing piece.
So much fun, so dang interesting. I wondered about how relatively cool and pleasant it was on the top of that one tall mound. Did they do that to escape the heat and bugs? We once went to a Ute reservation and they built a huge complex underground to avoid the heat. Thanks Lara. The way you set up that stair photo made me think of Aztec structures with gigantic stairs.
The bugs. The bugs!!!!!
Try coating all exposed skin surfaces with organic coconut oil. Will repel mosquitos and more. Bugs are attracted to the fatty acids in our skin. A non human oil makes you less of a target. 😊
Great article !!!! Makes me want to learn more about the people and happenings of this place. Your writing inspires the desire to "turn the next page".
Very interesting article and masterfully written Lara. Perfect!
Fascinating piece, wonderful pictures. Thanks for this!
Lara, i will be reading this again and again. You set a new standard for great writing and truth telling on Substack. Epic work. My thanks.🌱
Superb writing as always 👌🏽
Well written and very informative. P.S. I hate bugs.