65th Annual Meeting at St. Augustine
Ponce to The Ponce
May 10-12, 2013
The St. Augustine Archaeological Society is pleased to host
the 65th Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological
Society in St. Augustine, May 10-11, 2013 in connection
with the statewide 500-year celebration of Florida's Spanish history.
The theme Ponce
to The Ponce has been chosen in recognition of Ponce
de Leon's 1513 landing and the location of this year's meeting in Henry Flagler's
former Ponce de Leon
Hotel. The hotel opened 125 years ago and is now home to Flagler College.
A number of special events are planned. On Friday, join a Trolley Tour
with Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology Dr. Kathleen Deagan
and City of St. Augustine Archaeologist Carl Halbirt. The tour will take you around town
and drop you off at the Friday evening reception. Trolleys will transport you back to your hotel
or Flagler College after the reception.
The Friday evening reception will be held at the Fountain of Youth, the
location of Pedro Menendez's 1565 settlement and more than 50 years
of archaeological excavations.
Flagler College's Hotel Ponce de Leon, a designated National Historic Landmark,
will be the setting for the paper presentations on Saturday. During the
long lunch break, historic downtown tours will be offered (see Registration Form
Each will give participants a glimpse of St. Augustine that few visitors
get a chance to see. Box lunches will be available for those wishing to take
advantage of the tours.
The Saturday evening banquet, with Dr. Deagan as the keynote speaker, will be held
in the Ponce de Leon Dining Room at Flagler College.
Prepared by Chef David Bearl, AAC, the buffet menu will be similar to that enjoyed by
the hotel's guests on opening night in 1888. The dining room,
with its Louis C. Tiffany-designed stained glass windows, is one of the
city's hidden treasures.
On Sunday, an early morning boat ride aboard the Victory III around Matanzas
Bay and a late morning tour of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP)
facilities at the St. Augustine Lighthouse are offered.
St. Augustine is a busy place in May and we suggest you make your reservations
as early as possible. Because large blocks of rooms
are not available at any one hotel in downtown St. Augustine, we have reserved
discounted rooms at several hotels throughout the
downtown area. The list of hotels, conference prices, and hotel phone numbers
and website addresses are listed below. These rates are
available until April 19, 2013
. After this date, reservations will be
accepted on an as-available basis. For all hotels listed below, mention the St. Augustine Archaeological
Association/Florida Anthropological Society for your discount rate.
As of September 26, 2012 the Hampton Inn room block is full. While cancellations are possible between now and May 2013,
we encourage early registration. We will update hotel information as additional details are made available.
Another option is a Flagler College Dorm Room.
The college has made a limited number of dormitory rooms available
to FAS for our Annual Meeting. The dorms are located about 3 blocks from our meeting
site at Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College and are available for 1, 2, or 3 nights
(May 9 through 11). You may bring your own sheets and towels - or you may rent from Flagler
College for $20 for the duration of your stay - either way, you will need to provide you own
pillow(s). Bathrooms will either be private or shared with the adjoining room. Dorms are limited
to those of us over 18 years of age.
|No. of People
||Room Nights ||Room cost||Rate w/ Linens|
|1 / 2 ||1 ||$27 / $53||$48 / $96 |
|1 / 2 ||2||$54 / $85|| $75 / $127|
|1 / 2 || 3|| $80 / $117||$101 / $159|
Taxes and Parking are included at no additional charge.
Dorm rooms will need to be paid for when making your conference reservation
. Please send a
check for the appropriate amount made out to SAAA
and include the names of those who will be
staying in the room. Send to: SAAA/FAS Meeting, P.O. Box 811, St. Augustine, Florida 32085.
Reservation deadline is April 1st 2013. Please contact Nick McAuliffe 904-823-1720 with any questions.
Other options in town include
several upscale hotels, Bed and Breakfasts
two hostels (www.casayallaha.com
condominium rental agencies, and hotels not included in our list.
Call for Papers
Included on the website is the Call for Papers and Posters
all topics pertaining
to Florida anthropology and archaeology, as well as related disciplines, for presentation
at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) in St. Augustine
on May 11, 2013. Only one paper or poster per presenter will be accepted. There will
be a 20 minute time limit – strictly enforced. Papers should state the research
question(s) that guided the work, and summarize conclusions or issues resolved by
the investigation. Abstracts should be no more than 100 words, double spaced, and
accompanied by the conference registration fee. Please e-mail a digital
transcript of your abstract to Marsha
with the e-mail
subject FAS 2013 Abstract
For those pre-registered, your information packet will be available from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
on Friday afternoon and beginning at 7:15 AM on Saturday at the Ringhaver Student Center,
Flagler College (see Campus Map
). Late registration will be available at these times.
Presenters must complete and submit this form by Friday, March 15, 2013 accompanied by
a check for the applicable registration fee and a completed Registration Form
to SAAA/FAS. Please indicate the presenter's name on the check.
Parking and Shuttle Services
Parking can be a challenge in downtown St. Augustine. There are several parking lots
close to Flagler College, a large parking garage at the north end of St. George Street, and
individual spots around the downtown plaza and side streets are often available. Also, Flagler
College parking lots will be available on Saturday (see Downtown Map
for parking and hotel locations). To help
alleviate the problem, we are offering a free trolley service between Flagler College
and the conference hotels on Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening. The pickup times
will be listed in your conference packet. There will be free trolley service from the
Friday evening reception to the conference hotels and Flagler College.
Preliminary Conference Schedule
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 10
FPAN Board Meeting ||Flagler College|
|7pm ||Downtown Walking Tour||Meet at Ringhaver|
| || ||Flagler College|
Saturday, May 11
FPAN Board Meeting ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|12-1pm ||FAC Board Meeting||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|1-2pm ||FAC General Meeting ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|2-3pm ||FAS Board Meeting ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|3-4:30pm ||Panel Discussion ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|Academic & Public Sector |
|Issues in Anthropology |
|4:30-6:30pm ||Trolley Tour with ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
| ||Dr. Deegan and C. Halbirt |
|6:30-8pm ||Reception ||Fountain of Youth Park|
Sunday, May 12
Papers ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|12-2pm ||Lunch & Downtown Tours||Meet at Ringhaver, |
| ||Flagler College|
|Lunch Chapter Workshop||12-1pm in Ringhaver|
|Lunch FAM Workshop||1-2pm in Classroom|
|2-5pm ||Papers ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|5-6pm ||FAS General Meeting ||Ringhaver, Flagler College|
|6:30pm ||Reception ||Flagler College Dining Hall|
|7-10pm ||Dinner, Keynote Speaker ||Flagler College Dining Hall|
| ||Dr. K. Deagan, Awards |
Victory III Boat Ride ||St. Augustine Marina|
|10-11am ||LAMP Facilities Tour||St. Augustine Lighthouse|
St. Augustine Tours
Thursday, May 9 (7:00 PM)
Early Arrivals Walking Tour of Historic Downtown
St. Augustine with Charles Tingley, Chief Archivist, St. Augustine Historical Society.
Free. Begin at Flagler College.
Visit the beautiful 19th century Flagler-Era sites for an evening walk.
Friday, May 10 (4:30)
Trolley Tour of Archaeological Sites with City
Archaeologist Carl Halbirt and Dr. Kathleen Deagan. Limited to first 60 people.
Begin at Flagler College.
The tour will take you through many of the downtown sites where these two
well-known archaeologists have excavated. You will receive a great overview of the city.
The tour ends at the Fountain of Youth Park, where the reception will be held.
A trolley will return you to your hotel or Flagler College.
Saturday, May 11 Lunch Time Tours
. Take advantage of your two-hour lunch break
to see some nearby sites! All tours are free
, but please sign up in advance.
Begin at Flagler College. Box lunches will be available and must be ordered in advance.
16th Century Archaeological Sites in St. Augustine.
Sarah Miller, Director, NE Florida,
Florida Public Archaeology Network, will take you around town to the see the locations
of the 16th century archaeological sites. Walking tour.
Nick McAuliffe, St. Augustine Archaeological Association, will
take you to see the archaeological markers on the site of excavations uncovering
16th century sites. Walking tour.
Under the Plaza
. Carl Halbirt, St. Augustine City Archaeologist, will discuss his
excavations in the Plaza. Walking tour.
. Leslee Keys, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government
Relations, Flagler College, will guide you through the Hotel Ponce de Leon's fascinating
19th century building. Walking tour.
. Elizabeth Gessner, Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association,
will take you to the 18th century Indian mission and 18-19th century cemetery.
Sunday, May 12
. Two great tours offered on Sunday Morning. 9:00-10:00
Boat tour of Matanzas Bay (Free)
Tour the Lighthouse
Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) Facilities. (Free)
Enjoy an early morning boat ride aboard the Victory III. Meet at the St. Augustine
Tour LAMP' marine discoveries and on-going work with Director Chuck Meide,
Meet at the St. Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island.