Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Archaeology Works: Little Salt Spring

Time: 5:00 pm til 7:00 pm

Location: Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Tr., Osprey, FL 34229

Description: Local archaeologist Steve Koski is one of only 20 recipients of the Ripley P. Bullen Memorial Award in the 33 years since its inception.

Koski, who currently serves as president of the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society, has been a tireless advocate for North Port’s springs since 1986 when he first came to work as a graduate student and assistant underwater archaeologist for Sonny Cockrell at Warm Mineral Springs.

His main focus is on Little Salt Spring where he has worked with former University of Miami professor John Gifford since 1992. The pristine Little Salt Spring Ecological and Archaeological Preserve has continuously produced amazing artifacts from Florida’s deepest past. This hydrological and geological wonder has been sharing its treasures since divers first discovered archaeological remains in the late 1950s. The oldest artifact that has been found so far dated to almost 14,000 years before present day.

Light refreshments will be served. Reservations required. $10/Historic Spanish Point member, $15/ non-member. Call # 941-966-5214 to register today.

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Lecture: Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano's Colony & Fleet

Time: 7:00 pm til 8:00 pm

Location: Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Pete

Description: Archaeology Lecture Series- Discovery and Investigation of Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano's Colony & Fleet, Dr. John R. Bratten, University of West Florida

In 1559, a Spanish fleet sailed into Pensacola Bay, Florida, to found a colony. What would have been a self-sustaining and permanent colony in the present-day United States was destroyed almost as soon as it began when a powerful hurricane struck, sinking most of the ships and much of the colonists’ food supplies. In 1992, one of the ships of the lost fleet was discovered, a second was found in 2006, and a third in 2016. In 2015, the UWF archaeology program announced the finding of the Luna settlement land site. The investigation of the ships (dubbed Emanuel Point I, II, and III) and the settlement site by the University of West Florida’s Archaeology Program is revealing fascinating information about early Spanish colonization, seafaring, ship construction, and material culture.

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February 2018