March 2010 – Florida Archaeology Month

Amber Grafft-Weiss, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network Northeast Region, updated Historic City News about local events planned to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month.

Florida Archaeology Month 2010 celebrates Florida’s mound building traditions. This theme explores American Indian mounds, including how mounds are defined and constructed, mound functions, and the relationship of Florida sites to broader Southeastern mound building cultures.

Florida Archaeology Month is coordinated by the Florida Anthropological Society, and supported by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. Additional sponsors for 2010 include the Florida Archaeological Council, Florida Public Archaeology Network, state and local museums, historical commissions, libraries, and public and private school systems.

March 2: St. Augustine Archaeological Association Meeting
Time & Place: 7pm, Flagler Room at Flagler College
Speaker & Topic: Carl Halbirt, “St. Augustine Archaeology—A Year in Review”

March 6: Kingsley Archaeology Day
Time & Place: 11am-3pm at Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville

March 6: SAAA Red Train Fundraiser
Time & Place: 10am at the St. Augustine Visitors’ Center
Cost: $20—e mail

March 11: Archaeology Night at Fort Mose
Time & Place: 6pm at Fort Mose Historical State Park

March 13: Azalea Days Festival
Time & Place: 9am-4pm at Ravine Gardens State Park

March 17-20: Maritime Conference
Location: St. Augustine Lighthouse

March 17: Maritime Conference Keynote Speech
Time & Place: 7pm, Flagler Room at Flagler College

March 20: Lighthouse Festival
Time & Place: 9am-4pm at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

March 20: A Walk Back in Time
Time & Place: 10am-4pm at the Florida Agricultural Museum

March 27: Archaeology Talk
Time & Place: 10am at Gamble Rogers State Park
Speaker & Topic: Sarah Miller, Mounds

Saturdays at Fort Mose Historic State Park 11am-noon:
Ranger-guided historic tours of Fort Mose

Director Sarah Miller, said the mission of the Florida Public Archaeology Network is “to promote and facilitate the conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers.”

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