National Register of Historic Places

Many of us have been to a historic site or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or maybe we just heard that phrase before, but do you actually know what the National Register is? The […]

FAS, FAM…What Do All These Acronyms Stand for Anyway!?!

People often ask us how they can become involved in local archaeology, and we always recommend getting involved with your local Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) (http://fasweb.org/) chapter. FAS provides those interested in archaeology and professional archaeologists a formal means to […]

Florida’s Historical Markers

You know those large, bronze markers with text all over them? You’ve seen them along the roadside and at historical sites around the state. They’re the result of Florida’s Historical Marker Program, managed by the Florida Division of Historical Resources. […]

Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

Hey all you SCUBA divers out there in cyber land! Florida’s Panhandle has a new attraction for your underwater enjoyment! The Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, Division of Historical Resources and their many partners recently launched the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck […]

Geocaching with FPAN

Have you ever witnessed a person suspiciously poking around a bush at a state park? Well, if they were holding a smartphone or a GPS device, they were probably just geocaching! Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt game where players […]

Heritage Tourism in Florida

One of FPAN’s primary goals is promoting heritage tourism to Florida’s fantastic interpreted archaeological and historical sites. These sites range in age from thousands of years old, such as the Miami Circle  and Ft Walton Beach Temple Mound, to the Colonial […]