June 14, 2012 at 7pm
The June CFAS meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Rachel Wentz, director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network East Central Region. In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida, uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today. We will have two books authored by Dr. Wentz for sale at meeting: “Life and Death at Windover” and “Chasing Bones”.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (321) 948-3994.
Those of us who attended the FAS conference had a wonderful time in Tallahassee. We would like to give a special thanks to the members of PAST, the region’s FAS chapter, who hosted and made it such a great success. The conference was held at the wonderful Mission San Luis whose volunteers and employees did an excellent job of running a top notch public archaeology facility while the conference was occurring. Represented at this conference were a few of our own CFAS members who did a top notch job representing our chapter as well as their research. Thanks to everyone who made it a great conference and we’ll see you next year in St. Augustine!
Not pictured is CFAS rep. Jason Wenzel who presented his paper “Sunshine, Booze, and Monkeys: Perspectives For The Anthropology of Florida Tourism.” As can be guessed it was a pretty popular paper!