Where were you in 1969?

If we’re not mistaken, the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) held its annual meetings and conference in Crystal River. 50 years later, let’s go back there. 

For 2019, Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Central Region and the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society are honored to co-host the 71st Annual Meeting of FAS. The meeting will take place in the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River. The Plantation on Crystal River will serve as the Conference hotel and the location for organizational meetings and conference proceedings from May 10 to 12, 2019.


The Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay and is located at 9301 West Fort Island Trail. A room block has been secured for the event with a nightly rate of $129. The resort hotel hosts a number of fun and family oriented amenities and is just a short drive to downtown Crystal River on Citrus Avenue.

For anyone interested in spending more time along Florida’s Nature Coast, the Plantation on Crystal River has offered to make our conference rate available to attendees three days before and after the FAS meeting. To take advantage of this opportunity and /or book your room for the conference, the Plantation is ready to accept your reservation by calling (800)632-6262. Please refer to the booking name Florida Anthropological Society. The call-in block will be held until the cutoff date of Tuesday, April 9, 2019.


On the evening of Friday, May 10, conference attendees will be treated to a Welcome Reception at the Crystal River Archaeological State Park. Transportation to and from the location will be provided.


On Saturday night, May 11, attendees can enjoy a refreshing cocktail before the FAS Awards and Banquet commences at the Plantation on Crystal River, the same location as the Conference. The Keynote Address will be announced soon.


The Florida Anthropological Society invites the submission of abstracts for paper and poster presentations at the 71st Annual Meeting in Crystal River. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics pertaining to Florida anthropology, archaeology, history, and other related disciplines. Paper and poster presentations will occur on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

An abstract of no more than 100 words is required from each presenter. Individuals may submit only one paper or poster as the first/lead author for consideration. All presenters must register and pay the appropriate registration fee at the time they submit their abstract. A 20-minute time limit for each paper presentation will be strictly enforced.

Registration and abstract submission is available on the registration form COMING JANUARY 2019. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. 

The deadline for proposing symposia, panel discussions, or other special programs associated with the conference is Friday, February 15, 2019.