CGCAS since 1977
We are a non-profit organization consisting of members from all walks of life, who 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 and hobbyist members who enjoy learning the history of the peoples who preceded us here in Florida and to study the artifacts they left behind.
Join our Society
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Florida's cultural past and who is dedicated to the understanding and preservation of that heritage. CGCAS conducts field trips to archaeological and historical sites, assists professional archaeologists in surveys and excavations, performs laboratory analysis, and prepares reports of its findings. A monthly newsletter keeps members up to date on the Society's activities.
Support Our Programs
The monthly CGCAS Archaeology Lecture series is sponsored by the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) and held at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center (1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg, Florida). All talks are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but to RSVP please visit our Facebook Page or the Weedon Island Eventbrite Page.
In Memoriam: Tom Connors (1944 – 2020)
Attending high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Tom entered the United States Air Force, after which he attended The University of Pittsburgh, graduating as a Mechanical Engineer, P.E. After working for Johnson Controls, he was employed by The Department of Justice/Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C. During retirement he enjoyed working and volunteering with The Florida Aquarium’s dive team as a Dive Master. He was also involved with the Aquarium’s Coral Spawn Project in the Keys. Tom also enjoyed scuba diving, golf, videography/video editing, tinkering in his garage, and travel with his wife of 50 years, Marcie. He was a member of the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society and served on their Board of Directors and as an Officer. Tom’s warm personal Irish charm and quick wit, along with his gift of story-telling and vivacious spirit, was loved by all.
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 Page. The CGCAS Archaeology Lecture series is sponsored by the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE).
Thursday, October 15, 2020: Gulf Coast Archaeology: Examining Society and Climate through Material Culture
Two winners of the 2019 and 2020 Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) and Levett Foundation Grant, Trevor Duke and Lindsey Parsons, will discuss their winning research along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Thursday, September 17, 2020: Once There Was A Mound . . .
Robert Austin, Ph.D., Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc.