ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The University of Florida is hoping the millions of tourists who visit the Sunshine State each year will see more than the theme parks.
The school wants them to see St. Augustine as well.
Archaeologist Kathy Deagan has worked digs all over the Fountain of Youth park since the 1970s, but the current dig is blowing her mind.
"We almost can't believe it ourselves," Deagan beamed. "After 37 years of working here, and to find this now!"
This is the first time in 60 years anyone has dug this part of the park.
She and her team are finding discoloration in the soil in certain patterns, which indicates a fortification structure was on the site. It could possibly even have been a fort that no one knew about here, dating back to 1565 when Pedro Menendez settled and founded St. Augustine.
This discovery changes things, Deagan said.