Our friends at the Florida Public Archaeology Network are co-hosting an event with the University of Miami on February 24th, this Saturday, in the Storer Auditorium on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.
For more information or to register, please visit https://goo.gl/RaXUR1
See you there!
Please check back soon for further details!
Beginning February 17th, 2018 (at 2 PM), we will be located at the Lantana Branch Library located at 4020 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33462.
Authors: Ann S. Cordell, Neill J. Wallis (both FLMNH), and Gerald Kidder (UF, retired)
We describe curation and use of clay samples as part of the ceramic ecology program at the Florida Museum’s Ceramic Technology Laboratory (FLMNH-CTL). We outline the history of the comparative collection and detail the standard operating procedure by which samples are processed, analyzed, and curated. We also provide examples of how the collection has been used in research projects as well as some of the challenges inherent to studies using such samples. Our collection of processed clays and associated thin sections represents a valuable resource for ongoing and future lab endeavors and is available to other Florida and southeastern researchers.
November 18th, 2017 at 2 P.M. in the Palm Beach County Main Library.
3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
See you there!
During this presentation, we will be exploring the archaeology of Everglades tree islands through time, with particular focus on the genesis and prehistoric occupation of this network of islands which spans ~12,000 square miles of wetlands. Everglades tree islands have potentially been inhabited since the formation of Lake Okeechobee, and throughout this presentation, light will be shed on the material culture that was left behind on this vast network of islands.
It has long been held that Belle Glade and the surrounding Everglades area was largely a series of short-term occupational areas of those travelling from coast to coast; this discussion will illuminate the incredible amount of potential habitation area and the resources available, which have the potential for permanent, year-round occupation.
In an ever-changing network of environments, fluctuating climate, and natural disasters, how would the prehistoric peoples of Florida adapt to live in one of the largest networks of islands in the Southeast? How do we begin to locate the material culture within an area that has largely been developed and utilized for agriculture?
Lectures will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 pm at the Summit (Main) Branch of the Palm Beach County Public Library. The season will begin in November and end in April.
March Is Archaeology Month: PBCAS will host their annual Archaeo-Fest at the South Florida Science Center. SATURDAY MARCH 3RD!