You stand on a sandy slope 130 feet above sea level. When dinosaurs roamed North America above the Fall Line (Macon, Ga - Richmond, Va), the ancient edge of the sea 100 Million Years Ago, you would have been 300 feet under the ocean surface. Gigantic Sharks swam above your head. Their teeth can be found today in creek beds around Ocala.
Slowly, over the next 50 Million Years, the sea kept falling exposing more and more of the Southeast Coastal Plain until 50,000 years ago during the last great 'Ice Age', you would have been 430 feet above sea level. The 'beach line' at Cedar Key was 100 miles farther west than it is today.
During this time before man arrived, the mammals ruled Florida. Saber tooth cats, bison, mammoths, camels, horses and a myriad of other mammals large and small walked this hill. This was their hunting ground. But soon, they became the hunted. Paleolithic hunters (men) arrived here about 10,000 years ago.
As the glaciers began to melt, the sea began to rise. About 6,000 years ago Florida's coastline stabilized where it is today, 130 feet below you.