Annual Meeting & Conference

71st ANNUAL MEETING Crystal River, May 10-12, 2019

Big cheers to this year’s hosts, Central Gulf Coast Archaeological SocietyFlorida Public Archaeology Network – West Central Region, and  Florida Public Archaeology Network – Central Region for another successful FAS Annual Meeting! We graciously thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and attendees for joining us for an awesome conference! Special thanks go to the conference location and hotel,  The Plantation on Crystal River.

We will see you next year in Naples for the 72nd FAS Annual Conference, May 8-10, 2020. It will be hosted by the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society!

CONFERENCE HOTEL

Plantation on Crystal River is located at 9301 West Fort Island Trail.  

The hotel is a beautiful 50-year-old, 232 acre eco-friendly resort offering comfortable accommodations, a full service spa, and is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay in Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs. Our onsite activities range from golf to boating and fishing with so much in-between. There’s always something fun to do at Plantation on Crystal River!
Get to know the history of Crystal River Plantation

Thank You Travelzoo.com for these great photos

MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

LOCATION FOR ALL MEETINGS: Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida

WHO WHEN WHERE
FPAN Board Meeting 8am-12pm Sable AB
FAC Board Meeting 1pm-2pm Pine
FAS Board Meeting 1:30-3:30pm Sable AB
Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage 2pm-3pm Sable C
FAC General Meeting 2pm-3pm Pine
FAM General Meeting 3:45-4:45pm Sable AB
FAPA Forum 3:45-4:45pm Pine

Food options for lunch nearby the Plantation on Crystal River include:
 19th Hole (Plantation)
 West 82 Bar and Grille (Plantation)
 Grannie’s Country Cookin’
 Mamma Sally’s

ALL Saturday activities will take place in the Conference Center at Plantation on Crystal River. 

WHAT WHEN WHERE
Vendor Displays, Book Sales 8am-3:30pm Magnolia
Morning Presentations 8am-11:40am Sable & Pine
Morning Poster Session 9:20am-10:20am Magnolia
Chapter Rep Lunch 11:40-12:40pm Poolside Patio
Afternoon Presentations 1pm-4pm Sable & Pine
FAS New Board Meeting 4:15pm-5pm Sable AB
Cocktails 6pm-6:45pm Poolside Gazebo
Banquet and Awards 7pm-9pm Magnolia

Food options for lunch nearby the Plantation on Crystal River include:
 19th Hole (Plantation)
 West 82 Bar and Grille (Plantation)
 Grannie’s Country Cookin’
 Mamma Sally’s

From First Floridians to Yesterday’s Tourists: an Almost Unbroken Pattern of Human Use at Wakulla Springs
Organizer: Jim Dunbar


New Research for Florida Museum Legacy Collections
Co-organizers: Lindsay Bloch, Donna L. Ruhl, Neill J. Wallis


Raising the BAR: Big Questions and Archaeology at the State Level
Co-organizers: Paulette McFadden, Mary Glowacki


Coastal Heritage-at-Risk Taskforce (CHART) Discussion
Co-organizers: Thomas J Pluckhahn, Ramie Gougeon, Jeffrey Moates


WELCOME RECEPTION

On Friday, May 10, between 6:00-8:00pm, conference attendees will be treated to a Welcome Reception at the Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Hosted by Park Staff and the Friends of Crystal River Preserve, the reception will feature food and refreshments, and beautiful sunset views of the Crystal River. If you are joining us for the Friday Night Reception, a shuttle bus will be taking conference attendees to the reception site starting at 5:30pm (shuttle leaves from outside the Magnolia Room). Thanks so much to Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (ACI) for sponsoring the conference transportation!



AWARDS BANQUET

On Saturday evening attendees can enjoy a refreshing cocktail with hors d’oeuvres overlooking gorgeous views of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge before the FAS Awards and Banquet commences back at the Conference Center in the Magnolia Room.

A delicious buffet will start at 6:45pm with healthy servings of batter fried local fish and roasted rosemary chicken. Three types of salads, lots of veggies, and desserts of baked apple cobbler and coconut layer cake will also be served.

The FAS Awards Ceremony and Keynote Presentation will take place following dinner. The banquet cost is $40 per person. Join us! Dinner and Awards are always great, and often lively. (SOLD OUT, but ask about any available tickets upon conference check-in.)



KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ms. Ginessa Mahar, PhD Candidate of the University of Florida, has graciously accepted our invitation to provide the Keynote presentation; “With a Little Help from Our Friends: Investigating Florida’s Ancient Fisheries”

“Archaeology is a team sport. While the 21st century has brought many new and exciting techniques to the field of archaeology, perhaps the most significant development may have to do with personnel.”

In her Keynote Address, Ms. Mahar will discuss, “the role of students, community members, fisherfolk, and biologists in the investigation of Florida’s ancient fisheries, with a focus on the Woodland archaeology of the Gulf Coast. The benefits of Community Archaeology and interdisciplinary research will be discussed as well as the critical role that “Our Team” plays in the detection, investigation, and preservation of Florida’s coastal heritage.”

[photo: Ms. Mahar (kneeling) with excavation crew.]


SUNDAY FIELD TRIPS

Across the Divide: Crystal River to Roberts Island (SOLD OUT)
9:00am Crystal River Preserve State Park Visitor Center
Join USF archaeologist, Dr. Thomas J. Pluckhahn, for an interpretive boat and hiking tour of two of Crystal River’s pre-contact mound sites. The goal of this tour is to frame the differences between the Crystal River and Roberts Island sites, in terms of size, architecture, orientation, etc. and what these might say about societies of the Middle and Late Woodland.

Folks who choose this tour will hop aboard Monroe to view the Crystal River site from the river, then land for a guided hike of the unique mounds at Roberts Island. With apologies, we regret to inform you that the Roberts Island hike portion of this tour is not handicap accessible. Roberts Island, within the Crystal River State Preserve, is not open to regular visitation. The rough-cut trails are most easily and only traversed on foot.

Monroe is the State Park’s tour boat. She calls at the Park’s Visitor Center, located at 3266 N Sailboat Ave in Crystal River. Meet at 9:00am. Duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours. Cost is $20 per person. Limit 22 seats.

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to Shell Island (SOLD OUT)
9:30am Plantation on Crystal River 

Join archaeologist, Gary Ellis of the Gulf Archaeological Research Institute, aboard the Plantation Adventure Center’s large capacity pontoon boat. Learn alongside fellow FAS members everything you might want to know about the archaeology and ecology of the Crystal River.  The tour will motor past the famous Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Roberts Island, and Wash Island, a few of the more interesting archaeological sites along the way.

This scenic boat tour will depart from Plantation on Crystal River at 9:30am en route for Shell Island at the river’s mouth.Duration of tour will be approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Cost is $25 per person. Limit 38 seats.

CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS

The Florida Anthropological Society invites the submission of abstracts for paper and poster presentations at the 71st annual meeting in Crystal River. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics pertaining to Florida anthropology, archaeology, history, and other related disciplines. Presentations will occur on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

You must be a FAS member to present at the Conference. An abstract of no more than 100 words is required from each presenter. Individuals may submit only one paper or poster as first author for consideration. All presenters must register and pay the appropriate registration fee at the time they submit their abstract. A 20-minute time limit for each paper presentation will be strictly enforced.

FAS Membership, as well as FAS 2019 Conference registration and abstract submission access is available through the FAS website. Abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.

The deadline for proposing an Organized Session, panel discussions, or other special programs associated with the conference is Friday, February 15, 2019. Email questions and organized session submissions to Jeff Moates, jmoates@usf.edu.


STUDENT FUNDING AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Student Prize Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in degree granting collegiate programs are encouraged to compete for a prize. The student must submit a paper of original research that contributes to our understanding of Florida’s cultural history.

Contestants must be registered for the conference and submit a copy of their paper by Friday, April 12, 2019. The written paper cannot exceed 2,500 words and must be typed and double-spaced. Students are required to make an oral presentation, drawn directly from their written paper at the FAS annual meeting on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Past first place winners of the student paper prize are not eligible.

Judging criteria for student papers and oral presentations include quality of writing, overall presentation, quality of arguments and supporting data, and overall contribution to our understanding of Florida’s cultural past and/or present. Prizes will be awarded during the Saturday evening banquet.

Email questions and student paper submissions to Rebecca O’Sullivan, rosulliv@usf.edu.


The FAS Dorothy Moore Student Grant 

The Florida Anthropological Society is making available $500 to be awarded annually to archaeology students (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) who are currently enrolled in a Florida university. The grant money will assist students conducting archaeological research in Florida. Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with fieldwork, special analysis (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis, etc.), and in some cases, travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student’s research at a professional meeting.

Students who are interested in applying for the grant should submit a letter not to exceed two pages that describes the project for which the funds are being requested; what research question(s) or problem(s) are being addressed; how the funds will be applied to these problems; what, if any, additional funds will be used to accomplish the research; and how the research will contribute to Florida archaeology.

The applicant should include a budget indicating the amount requested and describing how the money will be spent along with letter(s) of support from faculty.  Applications for the 2019 award are now being accepted and can be sent to: Dr. Robert Austin, FAS Student Grant, 7224 Alafia Ridge Loop, Riverview, FL 33569 or via email to roc_doc@verizon.net Application deadline is March 29, 2019.


 

WMS/LSSAS Student Travel Grants

The Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society (WMS/LSSAS) is pleased to offer $200 supplemental travel grants to up to two eligible students who present a paper or poster at the FAS 2018 Annual Meeting. The grant can be used for expenses pertaining to the meeting including hotel, registration, and travel expenses. Students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program and first-time FAS presenters are eligible and invited to apply. Those who wish to apply for the WMS/LSSAS $200 travel grant can submit their poster or paper abstract, proof of registration and university enrollment to WMS/LSSSAS Membership Secretary Linda Massey at lmassey628@msn.com by March 31, 2018.


Sally McKeige Research Award

In honor of Sarah “Sally” McKeige, the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS) is pleased to announce a one-time competitive award in the amount of $500 to a student currently enrolled in a degree granting Florida College or University. The grant money can assist the student with conducting archaeological research in southeastern Florida. A Skidmore graduate, Sally acquired a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Hunter at 60 years of age. A Founder and President of the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS), Sally was an avid sailor, outdoorswoman and archaeologist who worked to conserve the environment and preserve history.

Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with archaeological fieldwork, specialized analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis), and, in some cases, travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student’s research at a professional meeting. Students interested in applying for the grant should submit a letter, not to exceed two pages, that describes the project for which the funds are being requested; what research question(s) or problem(s) are being addressed; how the funds will be applied to these problems; what, if any, additional funds will be used to accomplish the research; and how the research will contribute to Florida archaeology. The applicant should include a budget indicating the amount requested and describing how the money will be spent along with a letter(s) of support from faculty. For more information, or to submit your application, contact: president@fasweb.org. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2018.