2020-2021 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 Page.  The CGCAS Archaeology Lecture series is sponsored by the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE).


April 2021: Florida’s Forgotten City: The Archaeology of the Lost City of St. Joseph

Christopher Hunt,
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida

Situated along the banks of St. Joseph’s Bay in northwest Florida, the antebellum city of St. Joseph played a foundational role in Florida’s early political and economic history.


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March 2021: Bioarchaeological Investigations of The Red House Archaeological Site, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Patrisha L. Meyers-Gidusko, M.A., RPA
Project Manager for FPAN’s Heritage Monitoring Scouts

In 2013, structural assessments associated with ongoing renovations of the Red House, Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament building, revealed human remains buried beneath the foundation. 
*Due to the sensitive nature of the information provided during this lecture, this talk will not be recorded for future viewing.*


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February 2021: Tampa Bay Archaeology

Two winners of the 2019 Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) and Levett Foundation Grant, Kendal Jackson and Heather Draskovich, will discuss their winning research in the Tampa Bay area.
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December: Grotesques of the Southeast

S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta

A new reanalysis of the large assemblage of zoomorphic carvings excavated at the Fort Center archaeological site in south Florida has revealed what appears to be a nearly 1,000-year rooftop sculptural tradition in the American southeast.

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November: Forgotten Ecologies

Christopher A. Kiahtipes, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment, University of South Florida

Humans leave lasting environmental legacies on the landscapes they occupy. From the fire-stick to the farm, human interventions in ecological process have important ramifications for future vegetation cover.

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October: Gulf Coast Archaeology

Trevor Duke,
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Florida
Lindsey Parsons,
M.A. Student, Geology Department, University of Georgia

Two winners of the 2019 and 2020 Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE) and Levett Foundation Grant discuss their winning research along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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September: Once There Was A Mound . . .

Robert Austin, Ph.D.
Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc.

During the third week of July 1950, bulldozers began chewing away at the sides of a large shell mound in downtown St. Petersburg, bringing to an end a once iconic landmark.

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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.