Recently. In June 2023, paleontologists from the Florida Museum of

Natural History unearthed a 6 million-year-old "elephant graveyard" in Alachua County, Florida.  

The site, known as the Montbrook Site, contains the remains of at least 8 gomphotheres, an extinct 

elephant-like species that lived in North America during the Miocene epoch. 

The gomphotheres at the Montbrook Site were all young adults or  

juveniles, and they appear to have died together in a single event.  

The cause of their deaths is unknown, but it is possible that 

they were killed by a natural disaster, such as a flood or a drought.