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 meeting & conference and student grants.  Join us today and start receiving The Florida Anthropologist, our illustrated peer review journal!

The St. Augustine Archaeological Association is excited to invite you to St. Augustine for the 75th Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society, May 12-14, 2023.

The conference will be hosted at Flagler College, with Friday meetings and Saturday proceedings held in Kenan Hall. Participants can enjoy Saturday night’s award banquet under the gilded ceilings and Tiffany glass windows of the dining room of the old Ponce de Leon Hotel. Sunday morning will show off the First Coast’s amazing archaeology, including Spanish colonial settlements, cemeteries, and coastal plantations.

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Florida Archaeology Month 2023