In this week’s Gulf Stories Moment, Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, associate director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, discusses the events and programs that are happening in March to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month.
It's Florida Archaeology Month. The designation is celebrated every March with a series of statewide programs and events designed to encourage Floridians and visitors to learn more about - and to preserve - Florida's archaeology, history and rich cultural heritage.
Two shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay off Emanuel Point, from Tristan de Luna’s 1559 fleet, now have state recognition through an historical marker dedicated Friday morning.
The Emanuel Point Shipwrecks Marker includes descriptive text in both English and Spanish.
Considered a major archeological find, the two ships that sank during a hurricane, about five weeks after landing on what’s now Santa Rosa Island, have yielded a treasure trove of information about 16th century colonial expeditions, life aboard ships and naval architecture.