November 18th – “The Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands” – Jessica Baker
January 20th – “Archaeology of the Cold War in South Florida” – Sara Ayers-Rigsby, M.A., RPA
February 17th – “Comparative Clay Analysis and Curation for Archaeological Pottery Studies” – Ann Cordell, M.A., RPA
March 3rd – ArchaeoFest at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium – Hosted by PBCAS.
April 21st – “Big Mound City and Belle Glade Monumentality” – Nate Lawres, M.A., RPA
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.
“Comparative Clay Analysis and Curation for Archaeological Pottery Studies” presented by Ann S. Cordell, MA RPA
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.
(Photo cred.: Florida Museum of Natural History)
“Archaeology of the Cold War in South Florida”
Presenter: Sara Ayers-Rigsby, MA, RPA
Director, Southeast/Southwest Regions
Florida Public Archaeology Network
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!
January 15th – “Catalhoyuk, Turkey: Living with the Dead, Goddess Worship, and Gender Equality” – Meryl Shriver-Rice, PhD
February 19th – “Bones in My Backyard: The Forgotten Dead of South Florida” – Andrew Ramsey
March 12th – “Alligators with Ears? Theodore de Bry’s 1591 Engravings of Florida Timucua Indians” – Jerald Milanich, PhD
April 16th – “The Diseases Bones Reveal and the Stories They Hide” – Tony Chamoun, M.A.
November 6th – “An Oyster A Day: A Malacological Analysis of Jupiter Inlet 1” – Jennifer Green
December 11th – “Hands, Words, and Brains: What Cognitive Archaeology Can Teach Us About Being ‘Human'” – Lana Ruck, M.A.
January 16th – “Boynton Mounds: Past, Present, and Future” – Rebecca Stitt
February 13th – “Under the Volcano II, Maribios and Chontales” – Clifford Brown, PhD
February 20th “Pre-Columbian Fishing in the Florida Everglades” – Arlene Fradkin, PhD
March 20th “Met Square: Uncovering 3,000 Years of Miami History” – Robert Carr, M.A.
March 29th – Archaeology Fest!
April 17th – “Archaeology, Ethnography, and Local Communities in Manabí, Ecuador: Collaborative Efforts Between Scientists and Their Object of Study” – Valentina Martinez, M.A.
November 21st – “Precolumbian Palm Beachers” – Dorothy Block, M.A.
December 19th – “Preserving Cultural History Through Cemetery Studies” – Megan Miller and Terry Hooker