Little Salt Springs Excavations in Florida

This article has some personal elements attached to the professional ones. This article highlights some of the recent finds from a small marine site at Little Salt Springs in Florida. The lead archaeologist is my old college mentor, John Gifford, Ph.D. at the University of Miami.

The underwater site highlights the lives of Paleo-Indians living in Florida 10,000 years ago.

“The deposits in here are like a fruit cake — totally packed with goodies,” says John Gifford

As the site is located under 200 feet of water, the materials are remarkably preserved, providing more insight into this period of Florida’s site than most contemporary sites. You can read more about the site and its recent finds in this Miami Herald article.

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