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Cutler Fossil Site
Cutler Fossil Site
charcoal drawing on wood panels
4 x 6 feet each

A depiction of Cutler Fossil Site, the most significant archaeological discovery south of Lake Okeechobee. Over millennia, this 13 feet deep and 23 feet wide sinkhole has been a den for dire wolves, a watering hole, a shelter, and a burial place. The karstic limestone solution hole discovered in 1979 was filled with thousands of bones of Pleistocene animals- as well as human bones and artifacts of Paleo-Indians and people of the Archaic period. Thus it confirms that human life has existed in South Florida for at least ten thousand years.