Along The Green Mountain Scenic Byway
The first people to settle in what is now Florida, the Paleoindians, probably arrived about 10,000 B.C., during the last Ice Age. As the climate warmed and became wetter, the Paleoindian culture changed as they adapted. From 7,500 B.C. to 500 B.C. three different climate changes and people adapting to the changes delineated three eras: early Archaic, middle Archaic, and late Archaic. By the late Archaic era, the climate and environment was essentially the same as today.