DECEMBER SPEAKER: 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 SPEAKER: 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 SPEAKER: 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 …