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Spanishtown Creek Still Flows Beneath Hyde Park

By: Becky O’Sullivan   Archaeologists don’t always rely on a shovel and trowel to learn about past people, sometimes we use old maps and a keen eye to pick out clues to the past on modern landscapes. Before Tampa was Tampa, an early historic settlement called Spanishtown was located along the bay just to the […]

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Lab Time with Becky

  By: Becky O’Sullivan   Hey guys and gals. As you might know, last spring and summer we did a little fieldwork out at the Ybor City Museum State Park. And where there is fieldwork there is….lab work! I’ve been going through the artifacts we found during our survey (cleaning, sorting, and cataloging) and in […]

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Lab Time with Becky… Historic Soda Bottles

    One of the first things I found during our archaeological survey of Driftwood the summer before last was this nifty bottle with an interesting embossed pattern that I had never seen before. I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but CGCAS member Dave Burns said it was probably from a Nehi bottle. After doing […]

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Archaeology, Context, and the Pinellas Post Office

A new mailbag is stiff, unyielding. When it has knocked about the world, had the starch taken out of it and its weak places discovered, it grows pliable, gives when it can’t force its way and is now prepared to do business successfully. Like a human being, the mailbag has had its experience. – New […]

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Lab Time with Becky

By Rebecca O’Sullivan It’s that time again archaeo-philes…..time for you to do my work for me! I’m still slogging through all the artifacts we found out at Driftwood last summer, and while the majority has been fairly easy to identify (lots of ceramics, glass, and building material) there has been the odd surprise now and […]

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Lab Time with Becky

  Hey fellow archaeo-philes, want to help me out with some artifact identification (and do some of the work for me *wink)? I’ve been slaving away in the lab trying to identify the artifacts we excavated from our survey in Driftwood this past summer, and while I’ve had some luck with most of them a […]

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