Local archeologist working to save history before it is submerged

From Dr. Karen Walker  (just this week) an archeologist with the University of Florida : “Coincidentally, next week I will be working on Calusa Island (near Bokeelia, Pine Island) recording and sampling a Late Archaic shell midden that is rapidly disappearing due to sea-level rise/storms.”

Karen mapped the Calusa’s adaptation to sea level changes that correlate to the mini ice ages and warming periods that have taken place in the last 2000 years around Captiva, Pine Island and Buck Key. During one mini ice age, Calusas abandoned their site, because the water was so low, the current area known as Pine Island Sound, was dry land.

 

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