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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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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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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 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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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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Winter 2013 Newsletter is Here!

Check out the newest edition of the FPAN West Central newsletter and you might learn: what the Weedon Island canoe and modern paddle boarders have in common, why Becky has been wandering around her neighborhood looking at storm drains, Ryan’s favorite gastropod, all about our new interns in the West Central, what to look forward […]

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In the Brine – recovery of the Weedon Island Canoe

The importance of the recovery of a 1,100 year old dugout canoe from a Tampa Bay shoreline last week will play on for years to come. Some might say that the challenges we faced during recovery are quintessential to archaeology in Florida. I would agree. But, as a member of the small team of archaeologists, Pinellas County employees, […]

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