Skip to comments.'Unprecedented' Native American Burial Site Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico Off Florida
Posted on 02/28/2018 2:08:10 PM PST by blam
A Native American burial site hidden for 7,000 years beneath the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida has been unearthed in what archaeologists are calling an "unprecedented" discovery.
Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, said in a news release on Wednesday the unmarked site near Venice, which measures roughly 0.75 acres, was first discovered by a diver in June 2016, who then reported possible human remains on the continental shelf to the Bureau of Archaeological Research.
One of the stakes excavated at Manasota Key Offshore revealed a notch in its length. It is not yet known what the notch was for. (Ivor Mollema, Florida Department of State)
"Our dedicated team of underwater archaeologists has done an incredible job of documenting and researching the Manasota Key Offshore archaeological site, and I am extremely proud of the work," Detzner said in a statement. "Our hope is that this discovery leads to more knowledge and a greater understanding of Floridas early peoples."
The site has been preserved in what appears to have been a "peat-bottomed freshwater pond" from thousands of years ago, according to the news release.
Researchers believe during that time period, when sea levels were lower, the indigenous people of Florida buried their family members at the site. As sea levels eventually rose, the pond was covered by the Gulf of Mexico but the peat bottom of the pond remained intact.
"Peat slows the process of organic decay, which allowed the site to stay well preserved," state officials said.
The find off the coast of Florida is significant because the only known examples of submerged offshore prehistoric burial sites located in Israel and Denmark, according to researchers.
"Seeing a 7,000-year-old site that is so well preserved in the Gulf of Mexico is awe-inspiring.
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Bye, Bye Beringia (8,000 Year Old Site In Florida)
(Go to post 105 on this thread for DNA results)
Obviously evidence of rising sea levels in the last 7000 years. This can become evidence for the global warming people to lecture us on that subject.
Fred Flintstone’s fault.
There goes their resting in peace.
I think they were Native Cananites or something. Twerent no natve Americans that long ago related to anyone here now.
They had SCUBA gear 7000 years ago!.......................
They died from drowning? Shoulda known better than to pitch their tents in the friggen gulf of mexico. Sheesh.
If this time estimate is even close to correct, the site would be just a few generations from Adam. Stunning.
Will the info within be available to us anytime soon, or be hidden by the _experts_ and those in power?
>>Another posted here on FR 15 years ago:
You are possibly the greatest Thread Cop EVER!!
Funny no mention of global warming of the cycles of ice ages to explain how fresh water ponds are under the seawater. That would be too instructive.
You are right! wow
Presumably, the freshwater was diluted into the ocean, but the peat remained on top of the artifacts, preserving them. That is how I read it anyway.
Well this puts to rest the New Creation theory that earth is only 6000 years old.
Yup. The last info (I've seen) about DNA from the Windover site said they were European haplogroups but not which ones.(see post 105 on that thread)
James Usser is the guy who came up with that nonsense. I have Christian friends who tell me that it's 'in the Bible.'
(I quit talking with them about it)
Doggone those Neanderthals for inventing fire.
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