The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History has at least one fossil collecting session per year that uses volunteer assistance. Click here to sign up!

Our current large-scale, extensive excavation is at the Montbrook fossil site. The Montbrook Site is about a 40-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. For more information about the site and a complete faunal list, click here.

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