Maybe the lake has been lower
From the Sun-Sentinel-
Since March, state and local archaeologists have been studying and collecting artifacts from various sites around drought-ravaged Lake Okeechobee -- places where water has receded from the bank, leaving thousands of acres of mud and muck.Either Lake Okeechobee has seen a worse drought than this year's record breaker, or the Indians weren't very enviormentally conscious. Who would have thought that?
Researchers have found human bone fragments, tools, pottery fragments and pieces of ceremonial jewelry thought to have belonged to the natives who lived near the lake before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.
Some prehistoric relics are thought to be as much as 2,000 years old and could provide a better understanding of the complex communities and cultures that once thrived in Palm Beach County and across South Florida, Palm Beach County archaeologist Chris Davenport said.
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