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.