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Archaeology at the DeSoto National Memorial Tabby Ruins

By: Becky O’Sullivan   During the last week in May 2016, archaeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) of the National Park Service were down in Bradenton to work at an amazing archaeological site at De Soto National Memorial. Hernando De Soto actually never set foot on the property, so we didn’t find any conquistador related […]

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Site Seeing: Paleoindians at the Harney Flats Site

By: Becky O’Sullivan You might not know it, but there is a good chance you recently drove over the earliest known archaeological site in the Tampa Bay area. But don’t worry, it happens thousands of times every day!     While some of the most famous documented Paleoindian sites in Florida are located either to our north in the panhandle or to our south at […]

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Site Seeing: Myakka River State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps

By Becky O’Sullivan In honor of Labor Day I decided to take a little day trip down to Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL. Not only is it one of the oldest State Parks in Florida, the land was purchased in September of 1934, it was also the site of the only CCC camp […]

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Public Archaeology Day at SEAC and my New Friend Abby the Archaeo Bus!

By Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist On Saturday the 5th of November my friends at FPAN West Central, along with my buddy ARCHAEO CART, travelled to Jacksonville Florida to take part in the Public Archaeology Day being held at the Museum of Science and History as part of the 2011 Southeastern Archaeological Conference. We had […]

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Archaeo Cart is on the Move!

by Tommy the Tortoise, Junior Archaeologist There is a lot of hustle and bustle going on at the FPAN West Central office today because my travelling buddy ARCHAEO CART is making its big debut next week! Everyone is scurrying around trying to put the finishing touches on the cart, but I’m just trying to stay […]

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Site Seeing with Tommy: Mission San Luis

  Hey Guys and Gals, A few weeks ago I visited Mission San Luis, in Tallahassee, with my friends from FPAN West Central. It was a fun trip, and I really enjoyed learning more about Florida’s early Spanish settlers, as well as the Native Americans who also called the mission home!   Above is a […]

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I’m Mayor of the FPAN WCRC! -by Zaida Darley

As a public archaeologist, I have to know what interests the public and try to use that interest to promote archaeology. Since my focus is archaeotourism, I wanted to see how the latest trend could be used to engage the public with archaeology. The trend for the moment is smart phones with its myriad of […]

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“Site”-Seeing the WCRC – by Zaida Darley

This is my first blog ever so I thought I would start by introducing my blog and myself. I am Zaida Darley, the Outreach Specialist for the West Central Region Center of FPAN. My task in this position is to work with local governments. That might sound boring to some but it is actually quite […]

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