Historical Reports

Florida Historical Contexts

Florida Historical Contexts was written by various authors under a project directed by Jerald T. Milanich in 1990. Illustrations were added later and some text sections have been updated by the staff of the Division of Historical Resources.

Florida Historical Contexts is a multimedia presentation on the history of aboriginal Florida. From the Paleoindian Period until the Caloosahatchee Region, the Florida Division of Historical Resources hopes to give you a glimpse of what Early Florida was like. Use the following links to take an educational journey back into time.

The following files and reports of the Florida Historical Contexts Series have been made accessible for download as Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Formator Adobe pdf format. Adobe acrobat format

Part I:

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References Cited

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The Paleoindian Period
(ca. 13,000 B.C. to 7,900 B.C.)

The Archaic Period

(ca. 8000 B.C. - 1000 B.C.)

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Early Archaic
(8000 B.C. to 6000 B.C.)

Middle Archaic
(6000 B.C. to 3000 B.C.)

Late Archaic
(3000 B.C. to 1000 B.C.)

Northwest Florida
( 2500 BP to AD 1000 )

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Woodland Period

(ca. 2000 B.C. - A.D. 1000) North Florida
( 2500 BP - AD 1700 )

Chapter 5: North Florida
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North Central Florida
( 2500 BP - AD 1702 )

Chapter 6: North - Central Florida
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East and Central Florida
( 3200 BP - AD 1565 )

Chapter 7: East and Central Florida
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North Peninsular Gulf Coast
( 2500 BP - AD 1600 )

Chapter 8: North Peninsular Gulf Coast
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Central Penninsular Gulf Coast
( 2500 BC - AD 800)

Chapter 9: Central Peninsular Gulf Coast:

the Manasota Region
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Caloosahatchee Region

Chapter 10: The Caloosahatchee Region
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For further information, write or call:

Division of Historical Resources
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 245-6444

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