February 2022: Jacob Holland-Lulewicz

Muskogean Council Houses and Indigenous Democracy in the Southeastern US Jacob Holland-Lulewicz, Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, Washington University REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM PRESENTATION Recent re-dating of the Cold Springs site in northern Georgia has led to the identification of the earliest known council houses in the ancestral Muskogean homeland by…

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January 2022: Anna Guengerich

Lost Cities of the Cloud Forest: Archaeology in the Eastern Andes Anna Guengerich, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Eckerd College REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM PRESENTATION Located between the Andes Mountains range and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin, the Eastern Andes were long assumed to be too rugged, too…

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December 2021: Liz Southard

Feasting and Fishes: An Investigation into Seasonal Patterns, Labor Organization, and Monumental Architecture from Florida’s Crystal River Site (8CI1) and Roberts Island Shell Mound Complex (8CI40 and 41). Liz Southard, Vice President, AWIARE In recent decades, archaeological research has provided evidence that some mounds in the southeastern United States were…

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November 2021: Katharine Napora

Five Millennia of Environmental Changes in the Coastal Southeast U.S. Katharine Napora, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Webb Museum of Anthropology Dr. Napora presents insights into over 5000 years of coastal paleoenvironmental changes based on analyses of ancient buried bald cypress trees recovered from the Georgia Coast. Information from tree rings…

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October 2021: Uzi Baram

Finding Angola: A Visual Tour of the Manatee Mineral Spring Site in Bradenton, Florida Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology, New College of Florida Freedom-seeking people found a haven of liberty on the Manatee River from the 1770s until 1821. The maroon community known as Angola, destroyed just as Spain transferred…

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September 2021: Jon Endonino

The Ancient Mound-Builders of Tomoka: Ecology, Migration, and Ritual Jon Endonino, Ph.D, Eastern Kentucky University Dr. Endonino will present excavation and analyses results from Phase 2 of the Tomoka Archaeology project where ecological data was collected in order to determine the environmental conditions that existed when Mount Taylor hunter-gathers settled…

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