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Archaeology Works: Historic Ceramics workshop at Amelia Island Museum of History

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Prepping for historic ceramics workshop tomorrow! What’s your fav type?

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What is it? No seriously, we don’t know. Washed up on a Florida shore.

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Museum Exhibits as a Form of Publication

by Emily Jane Murray, Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville’s new exhibit Uncovering the Past: New Archaeological Discoveries in Northeast Florida, takes a look at 6,000 years of native history in the area, from a pre-ceramic period to missionization – and how archaeologists study the past. Curated by Dr. Keith Ashley of the University of North Florida, the exhibit also showcases artifacts from sites in the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, artwork by St. Augustine artist Theodore Morris, reconstructions of Timucuan huts and more. The exhibit really tries to explain what people left behind and how archaeologists learn from it. There’s also a kids’ section that focuses on the importance of mapping and stratigraphy. Kids (and adults!) can use the rulers and sheets provided to map a site and answer a few questions.

Museums exhibits are just one of the many ways anthropologists share their findings with the public.  What’s your favorite Flanthro exhibit?

My fav archaeology exhibit is the traveling prehistoric canoe exhibit my FLMNH now at the Elliot in Stuart.

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Fun day building and chatting structures today at Oakland Nature Preserve. What would archaeologists find from your house in 1,000 years?

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Great day learning about Shipwrecks at our sister center’s archaeology works workshop.

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International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff

Archaeotourism is a great way to get folks out and visiting sites. But it doesn’t just have to entail staring at soil stains and building ruins. For International Archaeology Day, the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Northeast region sponsored a whirlwind tour of four bars and several archaeological sites around St. Augustine. We were always told you could tell the history of this city by which bar you were drinking in…so we did just that! The tour focused on several sites the City of St. Augustine Archaeological program has worked on, the Castillo de San Marcos, a National Park Service Park and Tolomato, a historic cemetery. This was a great way to highlight some of St. Augustine’s great places (archaeological sites, buildings and businesses) and was so successful, we’re sponsoring a second one this year.

Pub crawl for international archaeology day!

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International Archaeology Day Pub Crawl

by Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff

Archaeotourism is a great way to get folks out and visiting sites. But it doesn’t just have to entail staring at soil stains and building ruins. For International Archaeology Day, the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Northeast region sponsored a whirlwind tour of four bars and several archaeological sites around St. Augustine. We were always told you could tell the history of this city by which bar you were drinking in…so we did just that! The tour focused on several sites the City of St. Augustine Archaeological program has worked on, the Castillo de San Marcos, a National Park Service Park and Tolomato, a historic cemetery. This was a great way to highlight some of St. Augustine’s great places (archaeological sites, buildings and businesses) and was so successful, we’re sponsoring a second one this year.

Archaeology pub crawl!

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We got a behind the scenes tour of the new archaeology lab and curation facility at the State Historical Society of North Dakota this afternoon. North Dakotans are just the nicest! #archaeology #nodak #bison #fauna

I lived in Minot and Bismarck many years- love North Dakota and North Dakota archaeology!

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Spoke up for archaeology yesterday in Daytona. Elliot Plantation, Shiloh family cemetery, Free Black School, numerous prehistoric sites under threat from Space X Launch pad within the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. That’s right, WITHIN the refuge.