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Junior Archaeologists Dig in at Weedon Island in St Petersburg

By: Kassie Kemp As summer comes to an end so do two weeks of fun in the sun with our Junior Archaeologist summer campers. For the past six years FPAN staff have partnered with the Alliance for Weedon Island Research and Education (AWIARE) to offer two, week-long camps at the Weedon Island Cultural and Natural […]

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From the #PubArch Trenches: Building a Better World with Mounds and Middens

By: Becky O’Sullivan How do archaeologists use their work to build a better world today? How did Native peoples work together to build a better world in the past? This summer we created a new program to explore these questions and share what we can learn from mounds and middens throughout Florida. Using only a […]

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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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FPAN West Central Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Pine Level Townsite makes it to the National Register of Historic Places!

Originally published in the Arcadian Date: Oct 9, 2014; Section: Arcadian; Page: AS11 For images from the original story click this link By CAROL MAHLER DESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Pine Level townsite was listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 17. A ceremony to celebrate this honor […]

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FPAN West Central Summer 2014 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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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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