December 2020: S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner

An Indigenous Analysis of the 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…

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November 2020: Christopher A. Kiahtipes

Forgotten Ecologies: Recent Vegetation Transformations Reveal Past Human Influence 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…

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October 2020: Trevor Duke and Lindsey Parsons

Gulf Coast Archaeology: Examining Society and Climate through Material Culture 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…

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September 2020: Bob Austin

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…

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