Time Sifters Archaeology Society

Time Sifters Archaeology Society

Time Sifters is a non-profit association of over 100 professional and amateur archaeologists and interested citizens, dedicated to discovering and preserving our archaeological heritage. Since its inception in 1986, the society has assisted trained archaeologists in major Calusa Indian digs, participated in creating the unique ‘Window to the Past’ exhibit at Historic Spanish Point, sponsored and/or participated in outreach programs “Trail of the Lost Tribes” and “Looking for Angola”, and provided significant support contributing to the preservation of local archaeological resources.

A local chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society, Time Sifters has twice hosted the FAS Annual Meeting, most recently in 2015, and participates with and supports local college anthropology programs including sponsoring a paper competition for college students. Each year, Time Sifters sponsors monthly lectures on archaeological topics, all of which are open to the public without charge. Time Sifters Archaeological Society represents Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Time Sifters Archaeology Society
PO Box 5283
Sarasota, FL 34277-5283
Email: Smitty Smith
Website: http://www.TimeSifters.org

The third Wednesday of each month from September to May, except December, at Selby Public Library in downtown Sarasota. Please check our website to confirm the meeting time and place. The meetings are free and the public is invited.

President: Smitty Smith
Vice-President: Sherry Robinson Svekis
Secretary: Marion Almy
Treasurer: Laura Harrison
Membership: Karen Jensen
Public Relations: Dorothy Cascio
Steve Derfler, Evelyn Mangie, Don Nelson


September 18 – Dr. David Miano
The Great Pyramid of Giza: Separating Fact from Fiction

October 16 – Lindsey Morrison
The Cow Cavalry – Florida food for the Confederacy

November 20 – David Alberg
Preserving a Lost WWII Battlefield off of North Carolina –
Sunken German U-boats and their prey

January 22, 2020 – Smitty Smith
Archaeology Year in Review – A look at what was talked about in 2019

January 31, 2020 – Dr. Edward González-Tennant
In-Depth Series … Neanderthals & Early Humans – An all day workshop on our early ancestors

February 19, 2020 – Dr. Thomas Pluckhahn
Kolomoki Mounds Georgia – One of the largest & earliest Woodland period (350CE to 600CE)
earthwork mound complexes in the SE US and the largest in Georgia 

March 18, 2020 – Dr. Keith Ashley
Santa Cruz de Guadalquini Mission – A Spanish Mission near Jacksonville, Florida

April 15, 2020
Student Papers – Archaeology Students compete for the Cornelia Futor Memorial Grant

May 20, 2020 – Dr. Steven Derfler
Archaeology & the Bible: Excavation of Nahal Yatir – A Biblical City