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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 – Naples, October 2-4, 2020
Hosted by the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society!

The Board of the Florida Anthropological Society and the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society are pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Conference and Meeting has been rescheduled to October 2-4, 2020 in Naples.

These dates may be subject to change or cancellation should the COVID-19 threat not be abated by that time. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow any guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health.

If you had previously registered for the conference and are no longer interested in attending, you may contact Charlie Strader at swfas@explorationsinc.com to request a full refund. For those who are interested in attending in October, we graciously ask that you allow us to carry over your registration fees to the October dates. We will have more information about registration soon.

If you submitted an abstract and would like to withdraw it, please contact John Furey at jffurey@charter.net to do so. We will have more information about presenting at the October conference soon, including carrying over already submitted abstracts and a new call for papers.

The Ritz-Carlton has indicated that room reservations made for May will be automatically cancelled by the hotel. Guests intending to attend the rescheduled conference will be able to rebook their rooms through a new conference link when it becomes available. 

OUR LATEST JOURNAL ISSUE

The Florida Anthropologist
Volume 73, Number 1
March 2020


Articles

SHELL CACHES FROM BIG MOUND KEY AND NEARBY SITES:
CLUES TO PRODUCTION AND RESOURCE CONTROL
GEORGE M. LUER 


SILICEOUS AND NON-SILICEOUS LITHIC RAW-MATERIAL USE AT BIG MOUND KEY

ROBERT J. AUSTIN 

 

[Issue in production, and should be in your mailbox by the end of April. Want this journal issue, but you are not yet a member? JOIN NOW!]


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.