Saturday, Mar 31, 2012

Everglades National Park Celebrates Calusa Days

Time: 9:00 am til 2:00 pm

Location: Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Everglades City

Description: On March 31st & April 1st, celebrate FAM at Everglades National Park. Learn about the prehistory and archaeological resources in the Ten Thousand Islands of SWFL. Visit the Turner River and Sandfly Island shell mounds, learn about how the Calusa lived, and try your hand at tool making, atlatl throwing, mask painting, and more. Join us for fun activities at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL.
Call for more information: 239-695-3311. Activities are free except for the boat and canoe tours to the shell mounds.
March 31: Boat Tour to Turner River Mounds - Motorized boat tours will leave at 9:00 & 9:15 am, 11:00 & 11:15 am, and 1:00 & 1:15 pm and will include a thirty-minute stop and walk at the Turner River complex site.
Visitors should arrive at least 15 min. early. The tours cost $35. Reserv. for tours should be made at: www.evergladesnationalparkboattoursgulfcoast.com (select “Mangrove Wilderness” tour)
March 31 & April 1: Canoe Tour to Turner Mounds (2 hours) - Bring own or rent canoe. Rentals are $26. Canoes can hold 2-3. Singles can pay for ½. Trip will include a stop at the Turner R. complex site. Call for reservations.

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.


Charlotte Harbor Preserve SP presents: Archaeologist Michele C Loger

Time: 10:30 am til 11:30 am

Location: Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, Punta Gorda

Description: Florida DEP’s Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park will host archaeologist Michele Loger for a special lecture during the Friends of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:30a.

In this talk, Loger will present the methods and some preliminary findings of research conducted from 2007 to 2011 in the Cape Haze Unit of the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. During these projects, archaeologists working for the Florida Park Service, and supported by grants from the Florida DHR and the Friends of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves, worked in the Cape Haze Region with a goal of gaining a better understanding of the cultural heritage of the preserve and Southwest Florida. Loger will discuss what archaeological survey entails, including mapping, profiling and sampling, what is hoped to be discovered in the analysis and what comes next in broadening our knowledge of the people who have lived in the Charlotte Harbor area for thousands of years.

The lecture is free but reservations are required. For more information, visit www.fchap.org. To reserve your seat, please call the park at (941) 575-5861.

FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.

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About FPAN

The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology.

FPAN's Southwest Region is hosted by:

FPAN is a program of the University of West Florida

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