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 …

DECEMBER 2018: Ginessa Mahar, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Florida

Millions of people venture out into Florida’s coastal waters each year to take part in an ancient practice: fishing. Whether for commercial or recreational purposes fishing has deep roots in the region – thousands of years deep. That Florida’s ancient inhabitants have benefited from these bountiful coastal waters for over …

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 …