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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!

The Board of the Florida Anthropological Society and the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference.  We feel cancelling the conference is for the best during the current national situation. Let’s work to return to Southwest Florida in future years.

We hope to see everyone at the 2021 Annual Conference and Meeting in Sanford, hosted by the Central Florida Anthropological Society.

While we were unable to honor some great individuals at the Annual Conference and Meeting this spring, we’re excited to team up with the Florida Archaeological Council to honor them virtually! Congratulations to all of the grant and awards recipients!

Cover: one of a pair of long-nosed god maskettes of copper unearthed in 1895 from grant Mound (8dU14) by clarence B. Moore. they were worn as ear ornaments, and each measures approximately 5 by 6 cm. the nose on Specimen #1 (pictured) is now mostly broken off, but it apparently measured at least 10.8 cm (4.25 in) according to Stephen Williams and John goggin (1956, page 24, in The Missouri Archaeologist, vol. 18, no. 3). photo courtesy of the national Museum of the american indian and the Smithsonian institution.

OUR LATEST JOURNAL ISSUE

The Florida Anthropologist
Volume 73, Number 3, September 2020


Articles

GRANT MOUND (8DU14): THE OTHER MILL COVE COMPLEX MOUND
KEITH ASHLEY AND LACY PRIEST

WARFARE AT THE EDGE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MOCAMA ARCHAEOLOGY (1565-1570)
ROBERT THUNEN

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF A CIVIL WAR NAVAL BATTLEFIELD OFF MANDARIN POINT, FLORIDA, 1864
KYLE LENT AND JAMES DELGADO

About the Authors

BULLEN, LAZARUS, LEE AND THEIR NAMESAKE AWARDS

FLORIDA ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY AWARDS 2020

FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL AWARDS AND GRANTS 2020

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Cover Image:
One of a pair of long-nosed god maskettes of copper unearthed in 1895 from Grant Mound (8dU14) by Clarence B. Moore. They were worn as ear ornaments, and each measures approximately 5 by 6 cm. The nose on Specimen #1 (pictured) is now mostly broken off, but it apparently measured at least 10.8 cm (4.25 in) according to Stephen Williams and John Goggin (1956, page 24, in The Missouri Archaeologist, vol. 18, no. 3). Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution.


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

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