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Looking for the Lost and Forgotten in Hillsborough County

  If you walked by the Hillsborough County All People’s Cemetery today, you may think that no one has been buried in the large, gated green space. Look a little bit closer, and you might notice numbered stones cemented together to make the entrance gate walls. These stones, once placed across the cemetery, used to […]

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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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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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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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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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Archaeology at the Fort: SHA Day 4!

By: Becky O’Sullivan   So it’s the last day of SHA, it’s been a long conference but I heard a lot of great papers. While I went to hear some fantastic papers in the morning, in the afternoon Barbara and I went to check out the SHA Public Archaeology Day at Fort McHenry.     […]

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Presenting Archaeology: Day 2 at SHA!

By: Becky O’Sullivan   Well, it’s been a long day of listening to papers but now it’s time to sit back and relax. Today Jeff and I presented our respective papers in a symposium on involving the public with archaeological projects titled “Toward an Archaeological Agora Revisited: Using Collaborative Approaches in Facilitating Public Participation and […]

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