Friday, March 20, 2015

Apalachicola Reserve Celebrates Florida Archaeology Day

~Learn about the lives of early residents of 
Apalachicola Bay Area at this free event~

Apalachicola - The public is invited to learn about archaeology in Florida on Sat., March 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center in Eastpoint. Archeology Day participants will learn about the science behind archaeology and view local fossils and historic tools and pottery from the Apalachicola Bay area.

Renowned archaeologist Dr. Nancy White will speak about the prehistoric and early residents of the Apalachicola valley at 10:30 a.m. Dr. White, with the University of South Florida, has spent twenty years researching early residents of Franklin County including the Pierce Mounds, now in the Smithsonian collections.

“Archaeology Day is a great opportunity for guests to meet Reserve staff and archaeologists from the Florida Public Archaeology Network,” said Jennifer Harper. “Guests will learn about the archaeological evidence that indicates that Apalachicola was occupied for over 2,000 years until just prior to the 16th century and the many ways that the area was considered a center for culture and commerce.”

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) will be onsite from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring artifacts they wish to be identified, as well as learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

This event is free and registration is not required. For more information, please call the Apalachicola National Research Reserve at 850-670-7700.

WHAT:  Archaeology Day

WHEN:  Sat., March 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Apalachicola National Research Reserve Nature Center - 108 Island Dr. - Eastpoint, FL 32328