This heavily illustrated book has 14 chapters written by archaeologists who study Florida's sunken heritage in unique underwater sites. Learn from them the secrets at the bottom of springs and rivers, discover drowned prehistoric waterfront neighborhoods, paddle into the past on ancient canoes, swim across wrecked Spanish galleons and slave ships, record the contents of a Civil War troop transport, and study waterlogged artifacts in the laboratory.
This book takes readers on professionally guided tours along the broad spectrum of Florida's hidden, watery past to illustrate what these fascinating sites can reveal about the people who came before us.
Historically Florida, Florida's History Shops are operated by Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation described under
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the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.