South Florida and Fort Lauderdale’s early history begins during the Paleoindian Time Period 10,000-7,000 BC with evidence of human occupation seen through archaeological evidence. Follow the history and archaeological artifacts of the first people, known as the Tequesta, to inhabit south east Florida. Discover how and where they lived, the first contact with Europeans, and eventually what happened to the once prominent tribe. Discover how archaeology has helped uncover Fort Lauderdale’s past and experience different archaeological digs throughout the city. Finally, learn about the Seminole Wars and their impact on life for all those residing in Fort Lauderdale.