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The recent cleanup by the Southwest Florida Water Management District not only cleaned the Chassahowitzka Springs, it uncovered history, some of it ancient.

Chassahowitzka Springs cleanup yields treasures

The Archaic Period from 6000 – 3000 BC is represented by this Kirk-like projectile point found in the Chassahowitzka Spings. (Photo: Southwest Florida Water Management District)

The recent cleanup by the Southwest Florida Water Management District not only cleaned the Chassahowitzka Springs, it uncovered articles - from old booze and cola bottles, to china used by the Spanish, to anchors from the 1700's and 1

Spring cleanup yields cornucopia of history

Chassahowitzka spring

To the untrained eye, many of the hundreds of artifacts pulled in recent months from a Florida spring in the Chassahowitzka River look like stuff nobody wanted to buy at a yard sale: old bottles, an antler, broken pieces of a plate, a toy cap gun, a bowl, a fishhook, pins.

But to archaeologist Michael Arbuthnot, who oversaw a five-month project that pulled hundreds of such items from a 2 1/2-acre field of muck as deep as 25 feet below the surface of the spring, they are much more.

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