Young Avenue

  1. Introduction
  2. Brief History
  3. Archaeological Investigations
  4. Late Archaic Period (2,500 to 500 B.C.)
  5. Woodland Period (500 B.C. to A.D. 900)
  6. Colonial Era Deposits (A.D. 1650 to 1700)

Young Avenue SiteSituated along the northwestern shore of Anastasia Island, the Young Avenue Site has been occupied intermittently for more than 3,500 years. The site is located in a parkland-like setting flanked by a dune ridge on the east and marsh on the west. 


Estimated at approximately 15 acres, the site is located near a natural freshwater source as seen by the occurrence of sedges and cattails along the bank of the marsh. 

A Woodland Period Occupation

Based on a series of investigations undertaken by the City’s Archaeology Program in 2007 and 2008, the Young Avenue Site is considered to be the best example in the St. Augustine area of a Woodland Period occupation (i.e, circa 500 B.C. to A.D. 900).