FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH
Every March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about the archaeology and history of the state, and to preserve these important parts of Florida’s rich cultural heritage. Plan to attend some of the many events throughout Florida during March. Information about local events can be found on FAS chapter websites and social media, as well as the FAM website.
Florida Archaeology Month is coordinated by the Florida Anthropological Society, and supported by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. Additional sponsors for 2018 include the Florida Archaeological Council, Florida Public Archaeology Network, University of South Florida, Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections, National Park Service, Seminole Tribe Historic Preservation Office. The 2018 poster is available through the local Florida Anthropological Society Chapters, and can also be acquired at your local Florida Public Archaeology Network center.
FAM 2018: Heritage at Risk
The places that make Florida special are under threat. Archaeologists, preservationists, and local communities are increasingly coming together to protect and preserve these places using high-tech tools as well as other time-tested methods. Florida’s coastal heritage sites are disappearing due to storms, erosion, modern development, looting, sea level rise. We must do what we can to preserve and document these fragile windows to the past before they are completely lost. Learn more about this year’s theme, and events, plus more.