Timucuan village discovered in St. Augustine

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A Timucuan village, dating back at least 700 years, was discovered equipped with cooking vessels and pits that still contained animal bones, in a lot being cleared for home development, the city's archaeologist said Thursday.

The remnants were found earlier this year and date from 1100 to 1300 A.D. They were unearthed in a lot that had been vacant for the past 440 years, said Carl Halbirt, the city's archaeologist.

"This is the most significant find in St. Augustine for this period," he said. "There are remnants of Indian structures and cooking and trash pits. It's giving us a much better picture of their diet, way of life and trade interactions."

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