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"Southwest Florida’s Earliest Inhabitants" lecture by Steve Koski

Presented by St. Augustine Archaeological Association (SAAA) at Online/Virtual Space

Feb 08 2022
"Southwest Florida’s Earliest Inhabitants" lecture by Steve Koski

“Southwest Florida’s Earliest Inhabitants: Evidence from Warm Mineral Springs and Little Salt Spring Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Human Occupation at a Time of Environmental Change”

Warm Mineral Springs and Little Salt Spring are national treasures of unprecedented significance. They are sinkholes and springs that were first visited by people in the late Pleistocene, 10,000-14,000 years ago. Warm Mineral Springs, owned by the City of North Port, is the only natural geothermal spring in the state and known for its mysterious healing waters and was developed as a commercial spa in the late 1950s.

Little Salt Spring is an archaeological and ecological preserve owned by the University of Miami. Both sites are known for their

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