Every March, statewide programs and events celebrating Florida Archaeology Month are designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about the archaeology and history of the state, and to preserve these important parts of Florida’s rich cultural heritage. Plan to attend some of the many events throughout Florida during March 2015. A full listing of events can be found here . Information about local events can also be found on local FAS chapter websites that can be accessed from A Chapter Near You tab.
Florida Archaeology Month is coordinated by the Florida Anthropological Society, and supported by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. Additional sponsors for 2015 include the Florida Archaeological Council, Florida Public Archaeology Network, state and local museums, historical commissions, libraries, and public and private school systems. The 2015 poster is available through the local Florida Anthropological Society Chapters, and can also be acquired at your local Florida Public Archaeology Network center.
Innovators of the Archaic FAM 2015
In an era of rising sea levels, changing environments, and increasing populations, Florida’s Archaic People tested out and adapted to new technologies and new ways of life. It is only through the science of archaeology that we can learn about these Innovators of the Archaic and how they shaped 7,000 years of prehistoric culture in Florida.