Time: 10:00 am til 2:00 pm
Location: Gamble Plantation, 3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, Florida, 34222
Description: See Archaeology In Action at Gamble Plantation!
The University of South Florida is hosting an archaeology field school at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park from May 15th through June 23rd.
Excavations are open for public observation every day, beginning from approximately 9:00 am until 2:30 pm Monday-Friday (ending at noon on Fridays).
Starting on the 25th of May, every Thursday will be public volunteer days. On these days, the public can participate in excavation and artifact washing beginning at 10 am. After our brief lunch break at 12 pm, we will meet back up at 1 pm for a demonstration of an archaeological method, or a lecture on an archaeological topic. Children are welcome, as we will have activities for all ages!
June 15th schedule:
10 am - Noon: Excavation
1 pm: Demonstration/Talk
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FPAN is participating in this event.
Time: 2:00 pm til 3:00 pm
Location: Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, 34203
Description: What’s the best way to learn about a person, whether they lived thousands of years ago or today? Look through their garbage of course! Archaeologists study prehistoric trash piles or middens to gain a wealth of information about the past. They also investigate purpose built mounds that still dot the Florida landscape in order to learn about prehistoric societies. Learn how Native Americans in Florida built a better world in this fun and hands-on program.
FPAN is hosting this event.