Preliminary Results:Development of a Predictive Model to Locate Potential Submerged Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park
The National Park Service has recognized a need to identify submerged inundated prehistoric archaeological sites within the Florida Bay region of Everglades National Park (EVER) in order to further develop knowledge of its available cultural resources. Numerous archaeological sites have been found in terrestrial regions of EVER; however very little in known about buried, inundated, or submerged sites. Working in conjunction with RSMAS, a project was developed to identify the parameters necessary to build a predictive model for prehistoric site locations in Florida Bay. This paper will present the preliminary results of the 2014 field season, which included a sub‐bottom profile and vibracore survey of a NE to SW transect of Florida Bay. Initial conclusions regarding where sites may be located will be discussed. In addition, 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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Preliminary Results:Development of a Predictive Model to Locate Potential Submerged Prehistoric Archaeological Sites in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. Leah G. Colombo, John A. Gifford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434107)
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