Join us for a fun-filled day of archaeological discovery of Tampa Bay to celebrate our 4th annual Florida Archaeology Month. March is designated as “Florida Archaeology Month,” and special programs are planned statewide to recognize the importance archaeology plays in sharing information with the public about the diverse history and prehistory in the state.
Demonstrations and Archaeological Activities 10a –4p
Enjoy Native American crafts, activities and demonstrations, and the Center’s exhibit gallery, Connecting People and Place, depicting prehistoric, historic, and present life on Tampa Bay. Watch ancient tool demonstrations and try your skills at making pottery. Learn about recent excavations and what archaeologists have discovered about the early people who once resided on our shores.
Lecture: Underwater Archaeology of Tampa Bay 1p –2p Jeff Moates, M.A., Florida Public Archaeology Network, West Central Regional Center
Listen to a talk about the exciting discoveries under Tampa Bay.
Lecture: Ancient Mound Builders of Tampa Bay 2:15p – 3:15p Robert Austin, Ph.D., Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc.
Join us in a talk about early mound builders on our coastal shores. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under our shady oaks and discover hidden secrets along our interpretive trail, then head back to the Center for more archaeology fun. All events are free and open to the public.