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Join us for the 2017 CRPT Conference!

June 1-2, 2017 at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida

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The Florida Public Archaeology Network invites the submission of abstracts for paper presentations at the CRPT Conference III at Flagler College in St. Augustine. This year’s conference will focus on disaster preparedness and forgotten cemeteries. Presentations should be 20 minutes in length and can cover any topic of cemetery preservation and research or community engagement, though preference may be given to those that fit with the conference themes.

Participants should submit an abstract of no more than 100 words by May 10, 2017 . Presenters are responsible for their own registration fee and can register via the button above. There is limited space but we will try to accommodate as many presentations as we can.

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The Cemetery Resource Protection Training workshop focuses on cemetery care and protection. Participants explore cemeteries as historical resources, laws that protect them, conserving headstone and markers, managing cemetery landscapes, and practice hands-on headstone cleaning with a D-2 solution. By the end of the course, participants are well-versed in discussing issues surrounding basic protection of historic cemeteries and are encouraged to fill out at least one Florida Master Site File to record a historic cemetery over the next year.

The classroom session includes a series of short discussions on:

  • Cemeteries as cultural resources
  • Managing historic cemeteries
  • Laws that protect marked and unmarked burials
  • Recording historic cemeteries for the Florida Master Site File
  • And more…

The in-field training includes:

  • A site tour
  • Cemetery landscape and headstone documentation activities
  • Cleaning headstones with D2 biological solution

Contact your regional Public Archaeology Coordinator for more information
or to schedule a workshop at your local historic cemetery!

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