On May 11 - 13, 2018, AWIARE proudly hosted the 70th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS).
The Annual Meeting and Conference took place on the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) campus, situated on the Bayboro Harbor with exquisite views of Tampa Bay. AWIARE was excited to partner with the USFSP Anthropology Program in planning the event.
The annual event reflects the Florida Anthropological Society’s firm commitment to provide a bridge between the general public, archaeology enthusiasts and professional archaeologists in Florida. AWIARE shares this commitment and was honored to partner with FAS by hosting this annual event.
The conference included Opening Reception, Educational Sessions, Paper Presentations, Annual Business Meeting and Dinner, all which were very well received.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for your investment in Florida’s archaeological resources and education. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Join us for a fun-filled day of archaeological discovery of Tampa Bay to celebrate our 4th annual Florida Archaeology Month. March is designated as “Florida Archaeology Month,” and special programs are planned statewide to recognize the importance archaeology plays in sharing information with the public about the diverse history and prehistory in the state.
Demonstrations and Archaeological Activities 10a –4p
Enjoy Native American crafts, activities and demonstrations, and the Center’s exhibit gallery, Connecting People and Place, depicting prehistoric, historic, and present life on Tampa Bay. Watch ancient tool demonstrations and try your skills at making pottery. Learn about recent excavations and what archaeologists have discovered about the early people who once resided on our shores.
Lecture: Underwater Archaeology of Tampa Bay 1p –2p Jeff Moates, M.A., Florida Public Archaeology Network, West Central Regional Center
Listen to a talk about the exciting discoveries under Tampa Bay.
Lecture: Ancient Mound Builders of Tampa Bay 2:15p – 3:15p Robert Austin, Ph.D., Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc.
Join us in a talk about early mound builders on our coastal shores. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our shady oaks and discover hidden secrets along our interpretive trail, then head back to the Center for more archaeology fun. All events are free and open to the public.