While many persons think of Boston as the first major European settlement in what is now the United States, the once tiny military outpost of Spain, St. Augustine, is significantly older. In fact, the settlement of the area that is St. Augustine predates the European settlements at Jamestown by 42 years. Much of the interesting historical development of St. Augustine can be explored in this online exhibit presented by the Florida Museum of Natural History, located at the University of Florida. The exhibit is divided into six historical periods, beginning with the founding of St. Augustine in 1565, and concluding with a special section dedicated to the role of archaeologists and historic preservationists in preserving the area's unique history. Within each chronological section visitors can view images of artifacts from each respective period (such as recovered pottery fragments), and examine maps and drawings as well.