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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. When we first chose to reschedule to early October, we were hopeful that COVID-19 would no longer pose a health threat. As the recent months have progressed, it is clear there is still too much uncertainty about what the pandemic situation may look like in the fall. We feel cancelling the conference is for the best. 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.

OUR LATEST JOURNAL ISSUE

The Florida Anthropologist
Volume 73, Number 2, June 2020


Articles

“ITS ORIGIN IS STEEPED IN MYSTERY”: THE SORRY SAGA OF ST. PETERSBURG’S SHELL MOUND PARK
ROBERT J. AUSTIN 


DISCOVERING THE BAYSCAPE AT WEEDON ISLAND DURING THE SAFETY HARBOR PERIOD:
A ZOOARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AT THE WEEDEN ISLAND SITE
SHARLENE K. O’DONNELL

2019 FIELD SCHOOL SUMMARIES

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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.