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May Monthly Meeting

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:22 AM by MC Prentice
We will hold our next meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 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. Reception begins at 6:30. We encourage you to bring a snack to share.

Please join us as Dr. Sarah Craft discusses the archaeology of travel and pilgrimage infrastructure, based on her recent 500 mile-long walk across northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, a medieval Christian pilgrimage route that is still popular today as a UNESCO World Heritage Route. Even as it connected major and minor cities and shrines along the way to the sanctuary of St James in Santiago de Compostela, the Camino also linked the religious, political, and economic spheres of medieval and early modern Spain in a way that mirrors Florida’s own Camino Real’s purpose in connecting the settlements and missions of Spanish Florida in the 16th and 17th centuries. In this talk, Sarah will discuss the material signature of patterns of movement through the landscape using the lens of travel and pilgrimage infrastructure. 


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