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Dugout canoe uncovered by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has revealed a dugout canoe that had been resting on the bottom of the Indian River in Florida. Lathrop spotted the dugout cypress tree canoe when he was bicycling and observing damage from Hurricane Irma. "And I was like, 'That can't be,'" Lathrop said. This unlikely archaeologist knew he had to

Calusa artifacts found in 1,000-year-old midden

Rare Clausa artifacts have been found in a waterlogged midden in Florida that dates back 1,000 years. "These ark shells they used to weight down their gill nets and their seine nets, with the knots still tied — that’s the kind of preservation we’re getting. In addition to that, we’re getting

16th-century remains found in FLorida

Human remains, believed to belong to settlers to arrived in Florida in the 16th century, have been found in St. Augustine, Florida. Halbirt said the remains buried underneath Charlotte Street near King Street could date back to the 1500s. “The possibility exists that some of the original settlers here in St. Augustine

Tooth from extinct seal found at Florida site

A tooth from an extinct Caribbean monk seal has been found at a prehistoric site in Florida. Discovery of the tooth is the first evidence of the seal found in the area. Its presence is an indicator that the seal was hunted by prehistorical people. The United States’ last recorded sighting of

Third 16th-century shipwreck found in Florida waters

The underwater wreckage of a 16th-century ship, the third to be found in the area, has been discovered in Pensacola Bay, Florida. “Finding one wreck like this could cap your career. That’s an amazing thing,” he said. “I was just looking at the number of ships from this time period that

17th-century equine skeleton found in Florida

An equine skeleton dating back to the 17th century has been found at the site of a hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. While construction crews were putting in a new swimming pool, they - and archaeologists who were monitoring the project - found a horse skeleton. "We estimate this horse to date

Extinct bison remains found in Florida

The 13,000-year-old remains of an extinct species of bison have been found at the Old Vero Man site in Vero Beach, Florida. "It most certainly puts bison on the menu when we know people were here in Vero Beach at that time," said lead archaeologist Dr. Andrew Hemmings. "An 8-foot-tall bison

19th-century well found in St. Augustine, Florida

A well, house walls and a hearth have been found at the site of the Mill Top Tavern in St. Augustine, Florida. “It’s a coquina stone well. ... It’s a nice little residential well that would have been used by a family,” Halbirt said. Halbirt said the archaeological deposits found on the

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