WELCOME TO CENTRAL GULF COAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (CGCAS),
THE TAMPA BAY CHAPTER OF THE FLORIDA ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY (FAS).


CGCAS was organized in 1977. We are a State-chartered non-profit organization and have dozens of members from all walks of life. We are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Florida's great cultural heritage. Many of our members have professional association with archaeology, but we also have avocational/hobbyist members who enjoy being able to learn the history of the peoples who preceded us here in Florida and to study the artifacts they left behind.

Membership is open to anyone with a sincere interest in the cultural past of Florida and who is dedicated to the understanding and preservation of that heritage. Monthly meetings are held at the Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center in St. Petersburg. CGCAS conducts field trips to archaeological and historical sites, assists professional archaeologists in surveys and excavations, performs laboratory analysis of artifacts and fauna, and prepares reports of its findings. A monthly newsletter keeps members up to date on the Society's activities, upcoming events, book reviews, and other archaeological news.


CGCAS AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT at FAS Annual Meeting May 10-12, 2019


Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society and Florida Public Archaeology Network’s two Central Regions were honored to co-host the 71st Annual Meeting in Crystal River.

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FIELD TRIP PHOTOS: The Bishop Museum of Science and History, June 22, 2019

 

 

Weeden Island Puncate Bowl which inspired our CGCAS logo!

This vessel is a replica of a Puncate Weeden Island bowl from prior excavations conducted on Weeden Island. The puncate design of the vessel is a unique style variation that began on Weeden Island and can be found in other regions along the Gulf Coast. Broken pottery fragments of this kind are a common artifact found within many burial mounds in the Florida Gulf Coast region.

This model was created with 175 image in Agisoft Metashape Professional 1.5. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

THIS SEASON'S PROGRAMS & SPEAKERS

Our Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. September through April
at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg

SPEAKERS & PROGRAMS 2018-2019

April 2019: Ryan M. Duggins, PhD, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
Thursday, April 18, 2019 7 PM – 8 PM at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center A Prehistoric Cemetery In the Gulf of...
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MARCH 2019: Winner of the Mac Perry Student Paper Competition
Sophia Sciandra receives her prize check from Rebecca O'Sullivan.  Thursday, March 21, 2019 7 PM – 8 PM at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural...
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FEBRUARY 2019: Ben Bilgri, Archaeological Field Technician
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7 PM – 8 PM at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center History Washing Away: The Archaeological Past and...
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JANUARY 2019: Charles Cobb, Florida Museum of Natural History
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center The Rocky Road from Tampa to Chicasa: Hernando de...
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NOVEMBER 2018: Dr. Anna Dixon of USF St. Petersburg
"The first written description of what may be tattooing in the Americas was reported by Columbus's crew members on his first voyages to the New World.  Dr....
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OCTOBER 2018: Bob Austin, PhD of Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research
REVISITING PERICO ISLAND Archaeological investigation at the Perico Island North Midden (8MA6A) in 2016 and 2017 uncovered new data on this complex and intriguing site...
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