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Half Mile Rise Sink (8TA98) is a submerged prehistoric site located approximately one hundred meters downriver from the Page-Ladson site in the Aucilla River of Northwest Florida. Here, all known Floridian Paleoindian projectile point types, numerous Archaic projectile point styles, and associated paleontological material were recovered from excavations during the 1960s. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, I present my results from new investigations at Half Mile Rise Sink in the aim to 1) define the geologic context and 2) discuss Half Mile Rise Sink as a multi-component prehistoric site. Half Mile Rise Sink is a unique site containing multiple cultural components due to fluctuating water levels, presenting the uniqueness of submerged prehistory coupled with terrestrial archaeology to understand what and how past peoples interacted with their landscape.