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Volume 10, Issue 1 - Spring 2016
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Do people move ideas or do ideas move people? To archaeologists, the Woodland Period in Florida, from 1000 BC to AD 1000, is identified and shaped by the results of widespread creativity, craft, and exchange. This movement of people, rituals, finely-made objects, and raw materials provides exciting evidence for people today to explore. This March 2016, help us celebrate these Artisans of the Woodland by participating in special events throughout Northwest Florida!

Learn more about Florida Archaeology Month, Florida's Woodland Period, and the many events taking place in our region by visiting FPAN.us/FAM, or check out our "Events Calendar" below! If you are loving this year's Florida Archaeology Month poster as much as we are (as seen on the website link above), be sure to pick one up at our Coordinating Center or at any of our events in March!
On June 23-25, FPAN Northwest and West Central staff will be traveling to Key Largo, Florida, to conduct a Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar (HADS) program! HADS is geared toward SCUBA professionals and is intended to explain the advantages of conserving shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources, not only to preserve information about our collective past, but also to preserve the vibrant ecosystems that grow around shipwrecks. If you are interested this program or want to learn more, visit our HADS workshop page
For even more archaeology events and volunteer opportunities, visit our Events Calendar page!
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Annual Dash through the Past Scavenger Hunt Race, 9:00am-12:00pm, FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main Street, Pensacola; Click here for more information
 
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Pensacola Archaeological Society (PAS) Meeting, 7:00pm, UWF Historic Pensacola Campus, Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information

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Beyond our Backyard: Archaeology around the World Lecture Series, 6:30pm, UWF Historic Pensacola Campus, Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
 
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Public Presentation: "Shipwrecks of the Blackwater," 12:00pm, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, FL
 
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Spring Fling, 9:00am-3:00pm, Turtle Point Science Center, 20959 Highway 31, Flomaton, AL
 
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Washington County Heritage Festival, 9:00am-4:00pm, Falling Waters State Park, 1130 State Park Rd., Chipley, FL
 
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Discover Archaeology Day: Marianna, 10:00am-2:00pm, Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, FL

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Public Presentation: "Archaeology of Northwest Florida," 12:00pm, Panama City Beach Public Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL
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Public Presentation: "Archaeology of Northwest Florida," 2:00pm, Bay County Public Library, 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL
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Public Presentation: "Intro to Underwater Archaeology for Kids!," 4:00pm, Bay County Public Library, 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL

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Beyond our Backyard: Archaeology around the World Lecture Series, 6:30pm, UWF Historic Pensacola Campus, Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
 
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Public Presentation: "Mystery, Intrigue, Vamar," 6:00pm, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, 3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe, FL; Click here for more information
 
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Discover Archaeology Day: Port St. Joe, 10:00am-12:00pm, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe, FL; Click here for more information

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Discover Archaeology Day: Port St. Joe, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Constitution Convention Museum State Park, Port St. Joe, FL; Click here for more information

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Eglin Archaeology Day, 10:30am-2:30pm, Jackson Guard, 107 Highway 85 N, Niceville, FL; Click here for more information
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Beyond our Backyard: Archaeology around the World Lecture Series, 6:30pm, UWF Historic Pensacola Campus, Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
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Pensacola Archaeological Society (PAS) Annual Dinner, 7:00pm, Argo Athletic Club, University of West Florida Main Campus, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information, TICKET REQUIRED

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Topsail Hill Earth Day Festival and 5k, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. County Highway 30-A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 
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Public Archaeology Lab Last Day for Spring, 10:00am-4:00pm, FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 East Main St., Pensacola, FL
 
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Mounds and Middens Tour, 10:00am-12:00pm, Indian Temple Mound Museum Education Center, 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Laurel Hill Arts and Heritage Festival, 1:00am-3:00pm, Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 4th St., Laurel Hill, FL
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Public Archaeology Lab First Day for Summer, 10:00am-4:00pm, FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 East Main St., Pensacola, FL
 
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Florida Anthropological Society Meeting, Jupiter, FL
 
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Bagdad Riverfront Festival, 9:00am-1:00pm, Bagdad Historic Mill Site Park, 4636 Forsyth Street, Milton, FL

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Memorial Day, FPAN Offices Closed

  

1559 Luna Settlement Discovery

The University of West Florida's Division of Anthropology and Archaeology announced exciting news in November 2015: UWF archaeologists are now conducting excavations at the location of the land settlement from Don Tristán de Luna's 1559 expedition to establish a Spanish colony in Pensacola!
Although the location of the site has not yet been revealed in order to protect the privacy of local property owners, UWF archaeologists plan to continue work at the site in cooperation with property owners into the foreseeable future. Visit UWF's Luna Settlement webpage for more information and stay tuned to learn more as new details are uncovered!



Archaeology at Natural Bridge Battlefield

Over the last year, FPAN Public Archaeology Assistant Janene Johnston has been investigating the Natural Bridge Battlefield near Tallahassee, Florida. Working with experienced local metal detecting volunteers, Janene has been able to conduct a systematic survey of this Civil War-era battlefield and gain new insights into the March 1865 battle between Confederate and Union troops. Metal detecting, followed by careful documentation of each artifact’s unique location, has been a great way to survey this battlefield site!

           
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