Florida Archaeology Month

Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network is celebrating Archaeology Month in Florida, with a focus on the prehistoric Mississippian Period.

The observance also includes an exhibit on the impact of sea level rise and the local launch of a new volunteer monitoring program to track changes to at-risk sites in the state.

This year, Florida Archaeology Month, which continues throughout March, wraps up a series on prehistoric periods from Paleoindian to Archaic and Woodland.

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 The Florida Public Archaeology Network kicked off its “Beyond Our Backyard: Archaeology Around the World” lecture series in March with a presentation about the importance of four historic shipwrecks.  


Dr. Greg Cook, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, gave a lecture entitled “Maritime Connections in the Atlantic World from the Perspectives of Four Shipwrecks.”


It was the first of three lectures that is being presented by FPAN in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month. 


Florida Public Archaeology Network

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. 

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), based in Pensacola, has joined with the Florida Anthropological Society to develop and promote the events.

Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) has scheduled a full slate of events in March in observance of Archaeology Month 2014 in Florida.  During the month, FPAN joins with the Florida Division of Historical Resources, Florida Archaeological Council and Florida Anthropological Society to present a number of programs for the public.