April 2019: Ryan M. Duggins, PhD, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research

A Prehistoric Cemetery In the Gulf of Mexico An unexpected discovery by a fossil hunter diving a quarter-mile off Manasota Key near Venice, Florida, has led to a groundbreaking archaeological project that could change everything scientists thought they knew about offshore archaeology. Investigations by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research …

MARCH 2019: Winner of the Mac Perry Student Paper Competition

Sophia Sciandra receives her prize check from Rebecca O’Sullivan.  In honor of the memory of longtime Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society (CGCAS) member Mac Perry’s dedication to bringing archaeological knowledge to the public, this month’s archaeology lecture featured the winner of the Mac Perry Student Paper Competition. Just as Mac …

OCTOBER 2018: Bob Austin, PhD of Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research

Archaeological investigation at the Perico Island North Midden (8MA6A) in 2016 and 2017 uncovered new data on this complex and intriguing site resulting in a reinterpretation of its role in Terminal Archaic/Transitional and Early Woodland developments on the Gulf coast. Excavation below the water table revealed thousands of postmolds and …

SEPTEMBER 2018: Dr. Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Professor, Dept of Anthropology at USF

Today, more than half of the earth’s 7 billion people live in cities, and we take the benefits—and challenges—of urban life as a given. But the vast majority of human history was lived in communities of much smaller size. For social and biological scientists, the decision our ancestors made to …