ABOUT OUR SOCIETY

  • Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society is the Tampa Bay chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society, and 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.

MEET THE BOARD OF CGCAS

President: Kassie Kemp kkemp@mail.usf.edu (Membership)
Vice President: Jaime Rogers jaimerogers@usf.edu
Treasurer: Heather Draskovich hdraskovich@mail.usf.edu
Secretary: Linda Allred lindaallred18@gmail.com

Directors:
Becky O’Sullivan rosulliv@usf.edu (Newsletter)
Tom Connors tjconnors@verizon.net
Marcie Connors tjconnors@verizon.net
Michael Mann mannzilla@gmail.com
Bob Austin roc_doc@verizon.net
Alan Bailey shadowandwags@aol.com

OUR LOGO

In 2018, CGCAS introduced a new logo which features a beautiful ceramic pot found at the Weedon Island site by archaeologist J. Walter Fewkes in the early 1900s. This picture shows the actual pot after it was excavated by Fewkes, sitting on a wooden chair as a photo stand. Weedon Island has long been the meeting place for CGCAS monthly programs and so we thought it was appropriate to highlight that special connection.

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

LINKS TO OUR ASSOCIATES AND FRIENDS

Florida Anthropological Society
https://www.fasweb.org
Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc.
http://awiare.org/
Florida Public Archaeology Network
http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org/
Weedon Island Preserve
http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/
Florida Division of Historical Resources
https://dos.myflorida.com/historical/
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
https://www.southeasternarchaeology.org/
Society for American Archaeology
http://www.saa.org/
Society for Applied Anthropology
https://www.sfaa.net/
Trail of Florida's Indian Heritage
https://www.trailoffloridasindianheritage.org
National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Green Artery
http://www.greenartery.org/