Time: 10:30 am til 11:30 am
Location: Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) , Homosassa, FL
Description: 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 living along Florida’s north-central Gulf Coast created vibrant and large communities and left some of the most significant archaeological sites in the state of Florida. Archaeologists have come to understand these communities were far more than just people harvesting oysters, but were cosmopolitan centers of trade in a network that stretched as far north as the Great Lakes.
During this presentation, we will discuss the unique archaeological evidence and prehistoric cultures of Native Americans living along the Nature Coast. From Chassahowitzka to Cedar Key, these “First Floridians” left behind evidence of their complex and dynamic cultures that survive to this day.
FPAN is co-hosting this event.