Mocama Archaeological Project

This long-term, problem-oriented study focuses on the Mocama-speaking Timucua Indians who lived along the Atlantic coast of northern Florida at the time on European arrival (A.D. 1562). The project combines archaeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and archival research. It is committed to the search for Mocama villages in an effort to reconstruct the 16th century social landscape of northeastern Florida. Beyond locating villages and exploring their physical layouts, the project is designed to research the social history and culture of the region’s 16th and 17th century Native Americans in the face of European contact, colonization, and missionization.

View maps of the Mocama landscape.