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June Monthly Meeting

posted May 4, 2018, 5:46 AM by MC Prentice
We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the first Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Governor Martin House. The Center is located off Lafayette Street, between Seminole Drive and Myers Park Drive, at 1001 De Soto Park Drive. We encourage you to bring a snack to share.

Please join us we welcome Dr. Keith Ashley of the University of North Florida.  Keith will be presenting:

Commemorating the Past and Engaging the Mississippian Present: St. Johns II (AD 900-1250) life in Northeastern Florida


Over the past 15 years, the University of North Florida has tested a series of St. Johns II sites along the lower (northern) St. Johns River and on nearby Atlantic coastal islands. Of upmost importance has been our research at the Mill Cove Complex and the Grand Shell Ring.  Although contemporaneous, Mill Cove has yielded extensive evidence of participation in far-flung early Mississippian interaction networks, whereas Grand appears more insular. The occupants of Grand, however, constructed a large shell ring reminiscent of Late Archaic monuments, perhaps as a way to commemorate the ancient past. This presentation reviews our work at both sites.