Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Mound House: Archaeologist sheds light on restoration
Canadian archaeologist Theresa Schober spent her childhood visiting ghost towns across the United States and Canada with her father, Frank Schober.

Now, the 37-year-old director of the Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, studies the historical significance and behaviors of the habitants of Estero Island, in particular the Mound House, which is built atop a Calusa Indian Mound dating back to 4000 B.C.

“I attribute it to my father,” Schober explains. “I remember as a young teenager, there was nothing anyone could say.”