Archaeology Works: Shells

Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center 601 Division Ave

March 11, 10:00:00 AM — 11:00:00 AM

Archaeologists study ancient shells to not only learn about the diets and tools of prehistoric Floridians, but also the environments they lived in. Learn to identify different shell types from the east coast and the ways archaeologists use them to learn about the past. Space is limited. For more information and to register, please contact: City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services (386) 615-7081

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Archaeology Day at the Oakland Nature Preserve

Oakland Nature Preserve 747 Machette Trl, Oakland, FL 34760

March 11, 10:00:00 AM — 01:00:00 PM

Celebrate Florida Archaeology Month with us for Archaeology Day at the Oakland Nature Preserve! We will be hosting our Communities of Lake Apopka Artifact Survey Project open lab. There will be a talk in the morning and the open lab will begin afterwards. Volunteer and experience some added activities for your whole family to enjoy.

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Archaeology Academy at Weedon Island

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center 1800 Weedon Dr NE St. Petersburg, 33702

March 11, 10:00:00 AM — 01:00:00 PM

Archaeology Academy: Heritage Monitoring Scouts - Come learn about the new Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS) program and the prehistoric people who made Weedon Island home. After the presentations, register to hike to an archaeology site or take a canoe to visit a number of different sites around Weedon Island. Fee for each activity is $10.00 per participant and registration is required. Schedule at a glance: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Presentations 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM – Site tours Please choose only one of the following activities. These activities will occur at the same time: Site Hike – Hike with an archaeologist to part of the Weeden Island archaeology site to see an excavation and learn all about the site and the people that lived there long ago. Canoe Tours – Heritage Monitoring Scout program - Maneuver canoes to archaeological sites around Weedon Island. You will get the chance to get off the water and monitor conditions of actual archaeology sites. Recommended for all ages. To register for the activities or for more information, see link below. You can also contact Kassie Kemp at kkemp@usf.edu if you have questions.

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Seminole Discovery Days: Archaeology Day

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Big Cypress Indian Reservation 34725 W. Boundary Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440

March 11, 12:00:00 PM — 04:00:00 PM

Seminole Discovery Days: Bring your friends and family for special programs at the Museum! Find out what\'s happening on Tribal lands in Florida and enjoy some fun activities for all ages. Join us March 11th for “Archaeology Day” to dig in and discover Tribal archaeology, including hands-on fun from Noon-4pm and interesting talks with our THPO team throughout the day. No extra costs for activities. Check out our Facebook @ahtahthiki for program details! Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum: 863-902-1113.

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ECHO Rangers: Prehistoric Tools and Weaponry

DeBary Hall 198 Sunrise Blvd

March 11, 01:00:00 PM — 02:00:00 PM

Before iron and steel, native Floridians made tools from shells, bone and rocks. Explore a prehistoric toolkit and how these materials helped build canoes, hunt animals and even create art. This presentation also focuses on the atl-atl as an important weapon long before the invent of the bow and arrow. Hands-on atl-atl demonstration available depending on time and outdoor space requirements.

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