Florida Prehistory & Paleontology

The Prehistory of Florida is written in the fossils found across the state. The oldest fossils found belong to ancient ocean dwellers, which suggests that Florida was once completely submerged. More recent fossils found include saber-toothed tigers and prehistoric elephants and horses.

Native American groups spread across North America and is believed to have arrived in Florida about 10,000 - 15,000 years ago. At the Old Cutler Fossil Site in Miami, mammoth, large wolf and human bones were found together dating 10,000 years ago. 

See Also: Florida Prehistoric Animals