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The Crystal River Archaeological Site is just one of many Historical Sites occupied by Native Indians . They may have came from the North Mountains to escape harsh weather . They came from central Yucatan travelling by foot and by coastal waterways . Stopping to gather supplies when a fresh kill was made or a valuable fishing tributary was found . Fresh water and food and you would stop and live life with your tribe . Moving to forage as better lands where found and food sources and the stars above would guide the Chiefs and his advisors To find a settlement land . This passed Full Moon would have been a significant time advising them to stay . Full Moon over Crystal River would have been a major festival atop the mounds of The site . Tribes would travel to return to Discover Citrus County to trade and exchange ideas of good fortune that every family strives for . Gatherings of families that may have kept traveling into the surrounding areas The Ocala forest with the dense forest would have provided the food and shelter for any tribe to flourish . South to the Weeki Watchee and North to Discover Taylor County . We have property by Keaton Beach and we know from living and playing in the woods there was in fact a Major Indian settlement not far from the beach and grass flats . These areas still are some of the finest fishing grounds . Raising families and traveling to Crystal river from all of Florida . Paying tribute to the Chief and tribe at the Crystal River Archaeological site would have been planned for months . The Full Moon with Mars at its closest would have been an easy view with there being no lights to drown out the beautiful night sky . With their full painted faces and the women adorned in beautiful hand made bead and seashell necklaces . The ceremony was the Full Moon event but the Trading in goods was the benefit of coming . Headdresses made from bone and feathers to adorn the Chief and his wife . Bringing Weaved baskets and tools to trade . Clothes made from animal skins , bone necklaces and beads . Paints made from clays and flowers for adorning faces . Pots made from clay carefully painted with bold colors . The trading between women may have been some of the first tupperware parties . The ceremonies would probably also include tattooing and body enhancing piercings . Weddings and spiritual awakenings . The food coming from all parts would be all kinds of fresh vegetables harvested . Stored mushrooms dried out as with fruits. Berries and masa from corn . The fresh fish and scallops were there for the feasting . Dried fish and meat would be available for trade . Smoking fish for the journey back for the traveling visiting tribes . You would imagine a time table set on the stars . Like the Mayor of Gotham City signalling for Batman , this past Full Moon would have been a signal if you will calling the tribes to come together . Lets have a ball down at the Globe?.


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Nature Coast Adventurer August 2018  
Nature Coast Adventurer August 2018  
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