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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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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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From the Public Archaeology Trenches: Using Art as Evaluation

By: Becky O’Sullivan Each summer during the last two weeks in July, staff from the West Central Regional Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network put on a Junior Archaeologist summer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 11 at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center in St. Petersburg, FL. […]

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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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Interview with an Archaeologist: Dr. John Arthur

In honor of Florida Archaeology Month and this year’s theme, Artisans of the Woodland, I visited one of the most famous Woodland Period (1000 BC to AD 1000) archaeological sites in Florida, the Weedon Island site. Dr. John Arthur, a professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) and incoming President of the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE), is conducting a multi-year research project at the Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg, FL. This project includes excavations along with the help of graduate students from USF Tampa and USFSP undergraduate students. I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Arthur and his students and discuss all things archaeology and Weedon Island during one of their excavation days. Check out the interview with Dr. Arthur below to see what I learned!

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FPAN West Central Winter 2016 Newsletter

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

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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