The Tampa Bay region includes the west coast of Florida from Tarpon Springs to Sarasota, or the three counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Manatee; and its archeology is better known than that of any comparable region of the State. Nevertheless, in spite of the large amount of work which has been done on this area, there are many lacunae in our data. We are just beginning to glimpse the dynamics involved, and much work is required before we will have an adequate understanding of the prehistory of this area.
Bullen, Ripley P.
"Archeology of the Tampa Bay Area,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 34
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol34/iss1/7