2018: Heritage at Risk

The places that make Florida special are under threat due to storms, erosion, modern development, looting, and sea level rise. Archaeologists, preservationists, and local communities are increasingly coming together to protect and document these fragile windows to the past before they are completely lost.

Florida Archaeology Month 2018 focuses on Heritage at Risk, highlighting some of the issues endangering Florida’s cultural heritage and the many amazing efforts to preserve it!

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Upcoming Events

Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums

7:00 pm — Nassua County Library Fernandina Beach Branch

We encourage families and classes to get into the cemeteries within their communities and put archaeological principles to the test. This presentation can be brought ...

Archaeology Lab Volunteer Day

10:00 am — FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 East Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

The FPAN Archaeology Lab is open to volunteers throughout the year. Volunteers help rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. No experience is needed, ...

FAM 2018 3D Archaeology Showcase

11:00 am — USF Tampa Library 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33620

Learn about new techniques and 3D documentation tools being used to help preserve endangered heritage sites in Florida. Demonstrations, hands-on learning with Virtual Reality, 3D ...

Lecture: Monumental Mound Complexes of Northwest Florida

6:00 pm — Selby Library 1331 First St. Sarasota 34236

Time Sifters Archaeology Society Lecture Series - Monumental Mound Complexes of Northwest Florida by William M. Stanton, Archaeologist, Florida Park Service Lake Jackson (1000—1500 CE) ...

Shell Middens and Ceremonial Centers: Native Americans along the Nature Coast

10:30 am — Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) , Homosassa, FL

The Nature Coast has been home to people thriving off its bounties for thousands of years. Before the condos and commercial fisherman, the prehistoric fisher-folk ...

Florida Archaeology Month:

Every March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about the archaeology and history of the state, and to preserve these important parts of Florida's rich cultural heritage. Plan to attend some of the many events throughout Florida during March 2018. A full listing of events can be found on the events page linked at the top of the page. Information about local events can also be found on the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) Website, and on local FAS chapter Websites that can be accessed from the main FAS Webpage.