FEBRUARY 2018 SPEAKER: Dorothy Block

PALEO AND PASTEL: ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE PALM BEACHES Pre-Columbian and historic Palm Beach County is the topic of our February 13 meeting by anthropologist and archaeologist Dorothy Block. Using archival photographs from the Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, and scholarly sources, Block presents a survey of…

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JANUARY 2018 SPEAKER: Jeff Moates

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE STEWARDSHIP THROUGH HERITAGE MONITORING Join us to learn about a new program initiated by the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). Jeff Moates, director of the FPAN West Central Region office at USF will discuss the “Heritage Monitoring Scouts” program. Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement…

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DECEMBER 2017 SPEAKER: Dr. Bernice Jones

HAUTE COUTURE IN ANCIENT GREECE: THE SPECTACULAR WORLD OF ARIADNE AND HELEN OF TROY This lecture brings to life the fabulous world of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations of 2000-1200 B.C.E. immortalized by Homer. By stepping through time into their splendid palaces decorated with scenes of courtly life, their special…

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NOVEMBER 2017 SPEAKER: FGCU graduate student Katarina Stroh

THE WEDGWORTH MIDDEN FIELD SCHOOL & EXCAVATION The Wedgworth Midden is a tree-island site located in Belle Glade, Florida; just south of Lake Okeechobee. This site, along with other tree-island sites, plays a significant role in the analysis of prehistoric life in the everglades. The Wedgworth Midden provides insight to…

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OCTOBER 2017 SPEAKER: Archaeologist Kathy Gerace

WHERE DID COLUMBUS FIRST LAND IN 1492? THE DESCRIPTIVE AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE For nearly 500 years there was controversy among scholars and lay people over the exact location of Columbus’ first landfall on his maiden voyage in 1492. A review of historic documents, maps, and descriptive photos will be discussed…

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