Underwater Archaeology: Maple Leaf Shipwreck

Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL, United States

Students explore the basics of underwater archaeology through “excavating” the Maple Leaf shipwreck tarp. They will uncover artifacts and map them in place to determine what they can tell us about the shipwreck. The Maple Leaf was a Union supply ship that wrecked in the St. Johns River in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville.

International Archaeology Day Event at the St. Augustine Lighthouse

St Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum 100 Red Cox Road, St Augustine, FL, United States

Meet archaeologists at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum on October 20 to discover history and mystery of local shipwrecks and honor International Archaeology Day.  From 10 AM to 2 PM, Lighthouse archaeologists will have a display of artifacts in the Maritime Archaeology and Education Center located on the museum site.  At 2 PM, […]

History Bike Gainesville XI: Tom Petty Tour

First Magnitude Brewing Company 1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL, United States

 Gainesville has a rock pedigree. A total of 8 local musicians have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but Gainesville's most famous local rock legend is probably Tom Petty! Cruise with us as we celebrate Tom Petty Birthday Bash 2018 and ride to a few of his favorite Gainesville spots. Meet […]

Spanish Florida History and Archaeology

Middleburg-Clay Hill Branch Library 2245 Aster Ave, Middleburg, FL, United States

Public lecture on the history of Spanish Florida and key archaeological sites throughout Florida.

PB&J Archaeology at Anastasia Library

St. Johns County Anastasia Branch Library 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St Augustine Beach, FL, United States

Learn all about the basics of archaeology -- and then try your hand at excavating your own site! Kids will systematically excavate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to explore the concepts of stratigraphy and survey, emphasizing how archaeologists use the scientific method in the field.

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come find out for yourself! Learn all about how artifacts and other archaeological material get processed in the laboratory so that we can use them to learn about […]

Colloquium on Culture and Religion in La Florida

Gamache-Koger Theater, Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College 50 Sevilla Street, St Augustine, FL, United States

The Colloquium is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited for colloquium events, and preference for seating will be given to those who pre-register.  9 am Are They Christians? Timucuans, Theology, and the Necessity of the Sacraments Timothy J. Johnson, Flagler College, Religion 9:45 am Additions, Corrections, and Deletions: A Comparison of […]

Plants and People – Florida Ethnobotany

Sunken Gardens 1825 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL, United States

 Just like other artifacts that archaeologists find, plant remains can say a lot about past people’s diet, environment, and culture. Native Peoples in Florida have used various plants as medicine, food, and other important purposes for thousands of years. Learn about some of Florida’s most useful native plants, and how archaeologists study preserved plant remains […]

History Bike Gainesville: Haunted Hogtown III

First Magnitude Brewing Company 1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL, United States

It's October! Time for the Third Annual Haunted Hogtown - Halloween themed ride. This ride will take us to several of Gainesville's and the University of Florida's infamously spooky spots. While discussing some eerie local myths we will examine how these legends can shape popular lore and whose job it is to set the record […]