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Diver holds part of a mastodon jaw from Wakulla Springs.

Due to its unique geology, Florida has an abundance of archaeological sites both on land and in water. 

Excavations have ranged from Civil War tugboats to Native American burial mounds. This guide from the State Library of Florida explores Florida’s rich archaeological heritage. 

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan from the circulating collection of the State Library

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our State Library catalog or to more information on external sites.



Terrestrial archaeology 

Cover photo of Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida edited by Clark Larsen

Maritime archaeology

 Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail logo

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.