wooden carving on a cat

Nine Lives Well Lived

No one is more surprised than Austin Bell that he has become the foremost authority on the Key Marco Cat, … Continued

Calusa canal around Smith Mound

Good Question

Today at Pineland, there is no obvious drinking water source for people who thrived here for over 1500 years. The … Continued

LiDAR map of Mound Key

Mystery of the Watercourts

On March 30 an article was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “Ancient Engineering of … Continued

female lightning whelk laying her fibrous egg casing

What are They Doing?

In past newsletters we’ve reported on how essential the lightning whelk was for Calusa Indians. Recently, a photo of lightning … Continued