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Founded in 1947, the main objective of the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) is to provide a formal means by which individuals interested in anthropological and archaeological studies in the State of Florida, may come together. 

FAS embraces and encourages the study of Florida from ancient times to the present.

Our Chapters and their members strive to bring attention to the ongoing need for preservation of archaeological and historical sites.

Through special events, chapter meetings, speaker presentations, public education programs, and the Society’s professional publications, FAS educates the public about the people, places, and cultures of the past in Florida.

Membership in the Florida Anthropological Society supports public education initiatives statewide including an annual conference, student grants, Florida Archaeology Month materials, and so much more.  Join us today and start receiving a quarterly E-newsletter and The Florida Anthropologist, our illustrated peer review journal!

72nd Annual Meeting & Conference – Naples, May 8-10, 2020
Hosted by the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society!

Based on the guidance from the State of Florida and the National Center for Disease Control, the Florida Anthropological Society Board and SWFAS Planning Committee have determined the 72nd Annual Meeting and Conference will not take place as scheduled on May 8-10 in Naples. We are currently exploring options for rescheduling and will post more information as soon as we have it.


The Florida Anthropologist
Volume 72, Number 4
December 2019


A Vodou Ceramic Jug From the Northern Everglades
Dorothy Block and Bianca Maltese Book

Marine Shell Artifacts From the Boyer Survey of Lake Okeechobee
Gregory J. Mount and Christian Davenport

An Unidentified Artifact From Volusia County, Florida 
George R. Ferguson and Wilfred T. Neill

Comments on Ferguson and Neill’s “An Unidentified Artifact
From Volusia County, Florida”
George M. Luer

Evidence for Large-Scale Rapid Construction in a Belle Glade Monument:
Big Mound City Revisited 
Nathan R. Lawres and Matthew H. Colvin

FAS is made up of 15 chapters and their members, located around the state, which provide opportunities for public engagement in archaeology and anthropology.

Click a yellow dot or select from the menu below to visit a chapter page.