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Newsletter of the Florida Public Archaeology Network …….

Discover public archaeology, events, and opportunities!
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Volume 11, Issue 2 – Summer 2017
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The Florida Public Archaeology Network and the UWF Historic Trust are pleased to host a brand new summer camp: Discovering Luna’s World! Campers will explore Pensacola’s colonial history and uncover clues about the lives of the many people who called this area home. Throughout the week, campers will visit an archaeology lab, museums, historic sites, and the archaeological site of Luna’s former land settlement in downtown Pensacola.

This camp will run from July 17-21, 2017, and is open to upcoming 4th-6th graders. Registration is still open, but spots are filling up fast! Visit the UWF Explore Summer Camp website today for more information and to register your budding archaeologist!

The University of West Florida’s Division of Anthropology and Archaeology is offering a unique opportunity for members of the public to volunteer in the on-site field lab at the recently discovered 1559 Tristán de Luna land settlement site. Volunteers will learn what it takes to work in an archaeological lab and have a chance to chat with archaeologists, learn more about the Luna settlement, and be a part of a community effort to explore local history!

Volunteer days are offered sporadically throughout June and July. Call Elayne Nixon at the UWF Archaeology Lab today at 850.474.2087 to learn more about availability and to reserve your spot. Space is limited on each volunteer day, so be sure to call soon!

For updates on archaeology events and volunteer opportunities, visit our Events Calendar page
and 
be on the lookout for our mid-summer events update newletter!
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FPAN and Historic Pensacola Open House, 10:00am-4:00pm, 207 E. Main Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information

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Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) Workshop, 1:00-4:00pm EST, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL; Click here for more information

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K-2 Archaeology Story Time, 10:00am, FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E. Main Street, Pensacola, FL; RSVP required @ 850.595.0050 ext. 105
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Introduction to Archaeology For Kids, 10:00am, Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL;Click here for more information
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Introduction to Archaeology For Kids, 2:00pm, Panama City Beach Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL; Click here for more information
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ArchaeoCafé: Excavations at the Scott Site with Milton High School, 6:00pm, Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road, Pensacola, FL
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Independence Day UWF Holiday, FPAN Offices Closed

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Independence Day, FPAN Offices Closed
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Archaeology Works: Pottery, Time TBA, Pensacola Mess Hall, 116 N. Tarragona Street, Pensacola, FL

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“Pirates! The Last Scourge of the Gulf” Public Presentation,12:00pm, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, FL; Click here for more information
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Exploring Luna’s World Summer Camp in Historic Pensacola, 8:00am-12:30pm, The Walsh Building, 209 E. Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, FL; Click here for more information
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Public Archaeology Lab First Day for Fall, 10:00am-4:00pm, FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 East Main St., Pensacola, FL
August is the perfect time of year to schedule a talk, field trip, or hands-on workshop for your group or organization! Contact us today at northwest@fpan.usto set something up today!

Congrats to former FPAN Graduate Assistant Janene Johnston!
Earlier this May, former FPAN Graduate Assistant and current UWF Master’s student Janene Johnston was awarded a Preservation Award from the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation! Janene’s award comes for her thesis research at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Working with a group of dedicated volunteer metal detectorists and community stakeholders, Janene conducted her research in hopes of tracing the course of this Civil War battle through its archaeological remains. Congratulations Janene!

New Destination Archaeology Resource Center Exhibit

Over the course of the last seven years, FPAN staff have teamed up with Milton High School’s Anthropology classes to conduct research-driven excavations at the Scott Site in Milton, Florida. This exhibit highlights personal stories from students on how they used archaeology and anthropology to learn science, technology, engineering, math, and communication skills to study an early 19th-century brickyard. Students assisted with the development and implementation of this exhibit as part of their hands-on learning experience.

           

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