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FPAN West Central Summer 2014 Newsletter

To check out the latest edition of the FPAN West Central Newsletter click this link: FPAN West Central Summer Newsletter

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From the Public Archaeology Trenches: Talking about Stone Tools

By: Becky O’Sullivan How do you make a concept like stages of lithic reduction interesting to the public? How do you convince people that tiny flakes of stone (not even arrow heads or stone knives) can be important to understanding people in the past? For public archaeologists such as myself, this is the sort of […]

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The Stars at Night are Big and Bright…. but are they the same ones the Paleoindians saw?

By: Brittany Yabczanka This year’s Florida Archaeology Month posters featuring photos by Curt Bowen of Little Salt Spring and Warm Mineral Springs are beautiful. We have learned that the coastline of Florida has changed dramatically, but you may be surprised to learn that the sky we see now is also not quite the same as […]

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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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Faunal-palooza Part 3: Reptiles

By: Becky O’Sullivan   Welcome to the third installment of our faunal adventure…. in this episode you’ll get to learn a little about the characteristics that distinguish reptile bones from those of other animals (like mammals  or birds from last time). Florida is crawling with all sorts of tasty reptiles (snakes, turtles, tortoises, alligators) that would […]

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Faunal-palooza Part 2: Birds

By: Becky O’Sullivan   Welcome to Part 2 of our epic journey through the world of zooarchaeology…. in this installment you’ll get to learn a little about the characteristics that distinguish bird bones from those of other animals (like mammals from our last installment). Just like today, birds would have been a popular item on […]

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Faunal-palooza Part 1: Mammals

By: Becky O’Sullivan   Why do Archaeologists Study Animal Bones? Throughout time, humans have been interacting with other animals in various ways. These interactions have not only shaped the way humans have lived but also the animals themselves through processes of selection and in some cases domestication.  Studying these human-animal relationships in the past can help […]

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Dig into Summer in the latest edition of the FPAN West Central newsletter!

Our summer newsletter is here! Follow the link below to learn more about how you can shape historic preservation in Florida, archaeology events out at the Weedon Island Preserve in St. Pete, recent USF grad Marty Menz’s take on shell tools, and much more…. http://flpublicarchaeology.org/uploads/wcrc/July_2013_newsletter.pdf

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Spring Newsletter is here!

Spring Newsletter is Hot off the Presses! Follow the link below to check out the latest edition of FPAN West Central’s newsletter. We have a lot of exciting things to tell you about that we have been working on, and that are upcoming for this summer, so make sure to check it out! http://flpublicarchaeology.org/uploads/wcrc/April_2013_newsletter.pdf In […]

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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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