|We got distracted by the cute dolphin!|
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Coring on Horseshoe Key
On Monday, May 23rd, we took a boat ride to the historic and archaeological site called Mound Key. This is where the Calusa people first inhabited! It was so cool to visit a place with such history! We even found a shell that had two perfect holes drilled inside that was used for a hammer-like tool. After our history lesson we headed over to Horseshoe Key where we took a core sample. It was difficult to start at first since the "ground" was all oysters. We finally found a good coring spot and took a sample that Dr. Sav said was around 4,000 years old!!!!! It was amazing how we could just pull up soil from that long ago to physically look at! We were able to identify where in time the waters transgressed and regressed, very fascinating.