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Monday, April 14, 2008

National Geographic funds team to look for artifacts at Wakulla Springs

Published April 14, 2008
A team of archaeologists is hoping to unearth clues at Wakulla Springs that might prove people lived in the area earlier than initially believed.

The project began last week and will continue through May 5. It's funded by National Geographic , and a short segment is slated to be featured in the show, "Wild Chronicles," said Jim Dunbar, senior archaeologist for the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research.

A core group of about 15 volunteers and professionals has been working on the project. They're hoping to determine the age of artifacts from the Paleoindian period, which lasted from 13,000 B.C. to 7,900 B.C. The artifacts include arrowheads, sharpened stones and tools.

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