Temple Mounds and Tampa Bay

Archaeologists found stone tools and mastodon bones with cut marks earlier this year in the Aucilla River, near Tallahassee. These finds could mean the first humans lived in Florida about 14,500 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, when giant sloths and saber-toothed tigers still roamed Florida. The discovery led me to reinvestigate early local history and, while not that ancient, it does stretch back surprisingly far.

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