Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Submerged Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Everglades National Park
Author(s): Leah Colombo
Many attempts have been made to consistently locate submerged and inundated prehistoric archaeological sites offshore the state of Florida. In many instances these attempts have not been successful in some respects but beneficial in others. This paper will identify the issues of studying such sites and the results of past and recent studies. However, the main topic of the paper will focus on a recent study exercised within the Florida Bay region of Everglades National Park. Working in conjunction with RSMAS, a project was developed by the National Park Service to identify the parameters necessary to build a predictive model for prehistoric site locations in Florida Bay. While focusing on the model, the potential effects of climate change and sea level rise on Florida Bay since the initial flooding will also be discussed.
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This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- The Geoarchaeology of Submerged, Intertidal, And Wetland Places: Advances In Method And Theory of Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater - 2015 •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Submerged Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Everglades National Park. Leah Colombo. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394977)
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