Media Alert: 7,000-Year-Old Native American Underwater Burial Site Found in Florida

A miraculously preserved 7,000-year-old Native American burial site has been discovered off of the coast of Venice, Florida. Archaeologists found densely packed organic remains, including more human bones, sharpened wooden stakes and textile fragments. Radiocarbon tests on the wood indicate the site dates to the Early Archaic period, a time when Florida’s hunter-gatherers were starting to live in permanent villages and adopt a sedentary lifestyle. So far, the researchers have counted a minimum of six individual sets of human remains, but they anticipate discovering a lot more. Current surveys of the site suggest the whole graveyard could spread across an acre.

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