Florida’s Underwater Archeology Part 1: Silver River Mammoth


In 1973, Charles Hoffman found mammoth bones alongside spearpoints in the Silver River. At the time, many archeologists didn’t believe that humans could be in Florida early enough to interact with mammoths, and that underwater excavations were unscientific. We revisit the site with researchers who are making underwater prehistoric archeology relevant. Their most intriguing sites are in our area.