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Public Archaeology activities this month

March 18, 2014 | By More

archaeologyeventCPS-074Archaeology Day at the Bronson-Mulholland House
Sat March 22, 10a.m.-4p.m.
Bronson-Mulholland House, Palatka
Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network, the Putnam County Historical Society, and the Bronson-Mulholland House for a day celebrating Florida Archaeology Month. Come learn about the people who lived in Florida 12,000 years ago and how archaeologists study them.

Public Archaeology at the Colonial Quarter
Sat March 22, 10a.m.-6p.m.
Colonial Quarter, St. Augustine
FPAN will participate in an all-day festival geared towards the archaeology of the colonial quarter in downtown St. Augustine. We will discuss archaeology performed at the site, and speak about Castillo de San Marcos archaeology.

Experiencing Fort Mose: Founding Fort Mose
Sat March 22, 10a.m.-3p.m.
Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine
Volunteers will be onsite in period dress offering visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past. At 2 p.m., Dr. J. Michael Francis, the Hough Family Endowed Chair in Florida Studies at the University of South Florida – Saint Petersburg, presents “Freedom versus Slavery in the Struggle between Spain and the USA for Florida” which took place after Florida was returned to Spain following the end of America’s Revolutionary War and Spain once again offered sanctuary to freedom seekers. For more information, check out their website.

SAAA Fieldtrip: Vero Beach Excavation
Thurs Mar 27, 10a.m. – ?
Vero Beach
The St. Augustine Archaeological Associations invites its members to tour the excavation by the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee and Merycyhust University at Vero Beach. SAAA will meet at 10a.m. in St. Augustine to caravan down. Please contact Nick McAuliffe at nmcauliff@yahoo.com if you want to attend. For more information on the project, please visit their website.

Shipwreck through Time
Thurs March 27, 2-3p.m.
Ponce Inlet
Based on the book Shipwreck: Leap through Time, this talk takes the audience through the stages of a shipwreck–from ship construction to underwater museum. The issue of piracy in archaeology is addressed, as well as expanding known submerged resources beyond maritime themes.

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