The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum has at least one fossil collecting session per year that uses volunteer assistance.

Our current large-scale excavation is at the Montbrook Site. The site is about a 45-minute drive south of Gainesville, near the town of Williston in Levy County.

Based on the faunal assemblage and preservation, the site is believed to be 5 to 5.5 million years old (latest Miocene – earliest Pliocene, Hemphillian North American Land Mammal Age) and an ancient river system relatively close to a coast.

Dig Blog Faunal list