2021-2022 PRESENTATIONS


The CGCAS monthly lectures have moved to a digital format. We are using the Zoom platform. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Zoom, here are PDF Instructions to help you set up Zoom and participate in the lecture. Please follow the steps prior to the meeting to be ready to view the lecture. The registration link will be provided with the Lecture Announcement or on our Facebook Event PageThe CGCAS Archaeology Lecture series is sponsored by the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE).


Thursday, February 17, 2022: Muskogean Council Houses and Indigenous Democracy in the Southeastern US

Jacob Holland-Lulewicz, Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Washington University

Recent re-dating of the Cold Springs site in northern Georgia has led to the identification of the earliest known council houses in the ancestral Muskogean homeland by at least AD 500. This is roughly 500 years earlier than previously identified council houses in this region. This is roughly 500 years earlier than previously identified council houses in this region.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022: Lost Cities of the Cloud Forest: 21st-century archaeology in the Eastern Andes

Anna Guengerich, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Eckerd College

Located between the Andes Mountains range and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin, the Eastern Andes were long assumed to be too rugged, too rainy, and too dense with vegetation to support the development of large, culturally complex human populations. This talk will explore some of the findings from ten years of research into how human societies flourished in this challenging environment.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021: Feasting and Fishes

Liz Southard, Vice President, AWIARE 

Liz will present; "Feasting and Fishes: An Investigation into Seasonal Patterns, Labor Organization, and Monumental Architecture from Florida’s Crystal River Site (8CI1) and Roberts Island Shell Mound Complex (8CI40 and 41)".

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November 2021: Five Millennia of Environmental Changes in the Coastal Southeast

Katharine Napora, Ph.D., University of Kentucky 

Dr. Napora presents insights into over 5000 years of coastal paleoenvironmental changes based on analyses of ancient buried bald cypress trees recovered from the Georgia Coast. This information about the ancient environment provides a long-term comparative framework for understanding cultural changes in the Southeast U.S. through time.

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October 2021: Finding Angola: A Visual Tour of the Manatee Mineral Spring Site

Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology, New College of Florida

Freedom-seeking people found a haven of liberty on the Manatee River from the 1770s until 1821. The maroon community known as Angola, destroyed just as Spain transferred Florida to the United States, had its memory nearly lost.  This presentation offers an hour-long 2021 film following the lead archaeologist on a tour of the Manatee Mineral Spring.

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September 2021: The Ancient Mound-Builders of Tomoka

Jon Endonino, Ph.D, Eastern Kentucky University

Excavation and analyses results from Phase 2 of the Tomoka Archaeology project where ecological data was collected in order to determine the environmental conditions that existed when Mount Taylor hunter-gathers settled and constructed the mounds, earth- and shell-works, and the attending rituals during the Thornhill Lake phase (5600-4700 cal BP). 

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FAS William C. Lazarus Memorial Award Announcement

As a longtime active member and officer of the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society (CGCAS), Linda Allred is involved in many field projects, conducts historical research, and regularly organizes public outreach events in the St. Petersburg area.

She has been involved in field, lab, and documentary research on numerous sites in Pinellas County, including Maximo Beach, Narvaez/Anderson, and Bayshore Homes, and Kuttler Mound, among others, and was instrumental in initiating long-term research at the latter two sites. Based in part on this research, the Kuttler Mound was purchased by the city of St. Petersburg and incorporated into its park system. Her educational displays highlight CGCAS activities and Florida archaeology and have been well received by the public for their educational and attractive content.

Historical research also has benefitted from Linda’s enthusiasm. She collects important historical facts about St. Petersburg and Pinellas County by studying antique post cards, early maps and aerial photographs, and archival newspapers. Linda also has worked closely with avocational archaeologists Lyman Warren and Frank Bushnell to record their reminiscences about early archaeology in Florida. Her extensive interview with Frank Bushnell was included in the grant-funded excavation report on Bayshore Homes.

Linda has served as the CGCAS President, Vice President, and Director, and is currently Chapter Secretary and field trip coordinator. In 2002, she received an FAS Certificate of Achievement for her enthusiastic work with CGCAS. In 2002 and 2008, Linda was involved in the planning and publicity of FAS Annual Meetings hosted by CGCAS. She currently assists in producing the CGCAS Bulletin, a twice-yearly publication for members that presents non-technical articles about Florida archaeology.

Linda is a strong advocate for site preservation in Pinellas County. She attends public meetings and contacts local representatives regarding preservation issues on a regular basis. It is an honor to recognize Linda Allred’s achievements and dedication to archaeology with the 2021 FAS Lazarus Award.


 

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