Florida Historical ContextsFlorida 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 or Adobe pdf format.
(ca. 13,000 B.C. to 7,900 B.C.)
The Archaic Period
(ca. 8000 B.C. - 1000 B.C.)
(8000 B.C. to 6000 B.C.)
(6000 B.C. to 3000 B.C.)
(3000 B.C. to 1000 B.C.)
( 2500 BP to AD 1000 ) Woodland Period
(ca. 2000 B.C. - A.D. 1000) North Florida
( 2500 BP - AD 1700 ) North Central Florida
( 2500 BP - AD 1702 ) East and Central Florida
( 3200 BP - AD 1565 ) North Peninsular Gulf Coast
( 2500 BP - AD 1600 ) Central Penninsular Gulf Coast
( 2500 BC - AD 800) Caloosahatchee Region
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