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March monthly meeting

posted Feb 23, 2017, 12:17 PM by MC Prentice
March is archaeology month! We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 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. Come celebrate archaeology month with us and feel free to bring a snack to share.

We will be welcoming Dr. Paulette McFadden of the Bureau of Archaeological Research. Dr. McFadden explores the relationship between Pre-Columbian coastal residents on the northern Gulf Coast of Florida and their environment.  Using a multidisciplinary approach, research in the Horseshoe Cove area of the Big Bend revealed ancient strategies for navigating sea-level change and the impact of the earliest community on their local environment.  Shifts in patterns of activity in the area suggest social and cultural factors may have outweighed environmental factors during the later Pre-Columbian occupation.