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Schmeck, Jr. H. M. Florida Lake Yields Clues to Life Of Man There 12,000 Years Ago, New York Times, p. A1; 15 February 1979.

Clausen, C. J., Emiliani, C. Little Salt Spring. Preserver of the past, Sea frontiers, 258-265; Sept/Oct 1979.

Price Parker B. Wellspring of clues about our past dries up as lack of money puts a halt to exploration. Fort Myers News-Press, p.1D; 30 December 1984.

Martin K. A Matter of Time. Scientists Get a Muddy Look at the Past. Sarasota Herald Tribune, p.14 A; March 14, 1990.

Allen, E. Students fond 9,000-years-old leaves. University of Miami group excavating at Little Salt Spring, North Port Sun, p.1; 14 June 1998.

Merzer, M. The first Floridians? Finding of human remains and artifacts point to habitation 12,000 years ago, Miami Herald, p. 1A; 28 May 2000.

O’matz, M. 12,000 years of history under threat. Experts fear enchroaching development could harm spring’s special chemistry. Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, p.1A; 5 June 2000.

Cocking, S. Underwater time capsule. UM Students dive into archeological wonder of Little Salt Spring. Miami Herald; June 20, 2000.

Anonymous. Sinkhole provides glimpse of first Floridians. Veritas, p.3; September 2000.

Anonymous. Little Salt Spring Unearthed. North Port Sun, p.16; October 24, 2004.

McDaniel, M. Historical site needs protection. Little Salt Spring yields artifacts. North Port Sun, p.1. Oct 24, 2004.

Anonymous. History in the making. North Port Herald, p.14; November 3, 2004.

Anonymous. Archeology Park in City’s Future. North Port Sun, p.1; Nov 7, 2004.

McDaniel, M. Little Salt Spring reveals secrets of history. North Port Sun, p. 1; Nov 14, 2004.

Babiarz, L. County seeks to buy ancient site. Six lots in North Port contain relics left by Archaic Indians.Sarasota Herald-Tribune, p.1B; December 3, 2005.

Dudley, B., Gifford, J.A. Little Salt Spring: Oasis of Information. Florida Native American Heritage Trail, 2007.

Kornaki, S. Deep in Florida’s Past. Tampa Tribune; July 2, 2007.

Capek, E. Treasures hidden beneath. Discovery made at Little Salt Spring. Englewood Sun, p.1; August 15, 2007.

Wisner, G. Diving into Paleo Florida, The Mammoth Trumpet, vol. 23, no. 1, 8-11; 2008. Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University.

Scientific Articles

Gifford, John A. and Koski, Steven H., An Incised Antler Artifact From Little Salt Spring (8SO18) The Florida Anthropologist, 64 (2011): 47-51.

Clausen, C. J., Cohen A. D., Emiliani, C., Holman J. A., Stipp J.J. Little Salt Spring, Florida: A Unique Underwater Site. Science, Vol. 203, 609-613; 16 February 1979.

Holman, G.A. and Clausen, C.J. Fossil vertebrates associated with Paleo-Indian artifact at Little Salt Spring, Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 4(1): 146-154; 1984.

Gifford, J.A.,  Rapp, G. Jr., Vitali, V. Paleogeography of Carthage (Tunisia): coastal change during the first millennium BC. Journal of Archaeological Science, 19 (1992): 575-596.

Gifford, J.A. Videography and geographical information systems for recording the excavation of a prehistoric underwater site. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 22 (1993): 167-172.

Gifford, J.A. Mapping Shipwreck Sites by Digital Stereovideogrammetry. Underwater Archaeology Proceedings, (1997): 9-16.

Kraft, J. C., Rapp, G.R. Jr., Gifford, J. A., S.E. Aschenbrenner. Coastal change and archaeological settings in Elis. Hesperia, 74(1): 1-39; 2005a.

Alvarez Zarikian C.A., Swart, P.K., Gifford, J.A., Blackwelder, P.L.Holocene paleohydrology of Little Salt Spring, Florida, based on ostracod assemblages and stable isotopes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 225: 134-156; 2005b.

Wentz, R., Gifford, J. A. Florida's deep past: the bioarchaeology of Little Salt Spring (8So18) and its place among mortuary ponds of the Archaic. Southeastern Archaeology, 26(2): 330-337; 2007.

Mavrick, Christine An Assessment of Waterlogged Wood Conservation Techniques for Little Salt Spring (8SO18): an Archaic Mortuary Pond. M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Univ. of West Florida (2010), 84 pp.