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Manatee’s Old Tabby Wharf and New Historic Preservation Ordinance

Becky and I recently took advantage of a half-day in the field and documented the remains of an old tabby wharf in the Village of Manatee just east of downtown Bradenton in Manatee County. This act of detailing the location and condition of the remains, then following through to report the information to the Florida […]

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Request for Proposal: Lesson Plans for Jr. Archaeologist Program

Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist: General Archaeology Lesson Plans University of South Florida, Department of Anthropology, Hillsborough County, Florida Request for Proposal University of South Florida, Department of Anthropology is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to prepare lesson plans focusing on the scientific methods of archaeology that will accompany the Florida Public Archaeology […]

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The Enterprise of Archaeology

  Yesterday I attended the press release and conference in Tallahassee where the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) announced the details of a 2 year undercover operation and subsequent arrests of 14 individuals in Florida and Georgia. The individuals targeted in the sting had been involved in the illegal taking of prehistoric and historic […]

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Archaeology (a sub-discipline of Anthropology) contributes…

…a pretty big deal to Florida’s economy. The economic impacts of heritage tourism include 4.2 billion dollars of gross state product and 1.38 billion in taxes. Heritage tourism supports over 100,000 jobs by annual historic preservation activities. Check it out.        …to the commemoration to our shared, unique past. Viva Florida 500 “is the […]

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…more than just objects

Two Sundays ago (April 3, 2011) the Bradenton Times published an article featuring the exploits of a couple local guys that go about hunting for artifacts (http://bit.ly/gY6y7l).   I’m posting the original article (link above) and our response (http://bit.ly/eEX6w1) published Monday, April 11. My intentions are not so much to belabor the point (well, maybe a little). But folks who spend […]

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In the Brine – recovery of the Weedon Island Canoe

The importance of the recovery of a 1,100 year old dugout canoe from a Tampa Bay shoreline last week will play on for years to come. Some might say that the challenges we faced during recovery are quintessential to archaeology in Florida. I would agree. But, as a member of the small team of archaeologists, Pinellas County employees, […]

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