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By Jayur Mehta
Florida State University 

Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida's Gulf Coast

 

September 27, 2019



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Jayur Mehta, Florida State University and Tara Skipton, Florida State University

(THE CONVERSATION) Native North Americans first arrived in Florida approximately 14,550 years ago. Evidence for these stone-tool-wielding, megafauna-hunting peoples can be found at the bottom of numerous limestone freshwater sinkholes in Florida’s Panhandle and along the ancient shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.

Specialized archaeologists using scuba gear, remote sensing equipment or submersibles...



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