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    Florida Archaeology Month

    Every March, the Florida Department of State and Division of Historical Resources joins in the annual national recognition of Archaeology Month. This year, we recognize the recent evidence revealed by our underwater archaeologists' research and documentation of the Manasota Key Offshore Site, a 7,000 year old Native American resting place in the Gulf of Mexico, near Venice. We also encourage families and visitors to participate in the special programs and tours being offered throughout the month. 

    For more information on Florida Archaeology Month events sponsored by the Division of Historical Resources, you can read our press release here: Archaeology Month Release 

     

    Join the Museum of Florida and the Florida Division of Historical Resources on Friday, March 16, to hear Dr. James Delgado, renowned nautical archaeologist and policy expert, present on shipwreck archaeology. Reception of light refreshments begins at 5:30, and the presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Be sure to come early! The Florida Department of State will also be announcing the launch of an exciting new online exhibit and visitors will have the opportunity to experience this engaging exhibit firsthand on portable tablets before the presentation. 


    Canoes and Archaeology

    Canoes and Archaeology

    Come out on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to join the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and the specialists who will discuss their research, and the science that reveals the history of Florida's dugout canoes. View six of these canoes in the Museum of Florida History exhibits and participate in question and answer sessions with the experts! 

    Free and open to the public!

    Behind the Scenes Tour- Archaeological Conservation Lab

    Behind the Scenes Tour- Archaeological Conservation Lab

    On Saturday, March 24th at the R.A. Gray Building the Bureau of Archaeological Research will offer tours of the state's archaeological conservation lab between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See the techniques and process used to preserve state artifacts for display and research in this unique facility, get an in-depth look at the variety of canoes on display in the Museum of Florida History and learn the stories behind each of them.

    Florida History in 3D

    Florida History in 3D

    This month we are launching our new Florida History in 3D website, featuring artifacts held in the state collection from the wrecks of the Spanish Plate Fleet. 

    More Archaeology Month Events

    More Archaeology Month Events

    The Florida Public Archaeology Network has more details about Florida Archaeology Month events taking place in March throughout the state at http://fpan.us/FAM/.