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Educate the public and officials about the significance of the Calusa Indians and the prehistoric cultural resources in the Charlotte Harbor Region, as well as to sponsor:field trips, speakers, events and symposiums.
Foster and encourage ongoing research and publications while promoting public accessibility to historical sites and the published archaeological research.
Be a clearing house for local knowledge of the Calusa and the prehistory and history of the Charlotte Harbor Region.
Develop and make available ongoing educational materials for local schools and community organizations, while encouraging careers in anthropology.
Charlotte County Anthropological Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to educating, the public and the officials about the significant role of the Calusa Indians and the Charlotte Harbor Region in the prehistory and archaeological history of Florida and North America. The region came into notoriety in 1895-1896 when American ethnographer Frank Hamilton Cushing unearthed the first Calusa sites and treasures. Since the mid-twentieth century, interest in this epoch has decreased, leaving a vast number of sites not researched and questions unanswered. Intensive development of the region since the 1980s has further threatened the integrity of the remaining prehistoric resources.
Our membership is composed of professionals and non-professionals who wish to preserve the numerous rich prehistoric cultural sites and resources of the harbor region from the ravishes of exploitation and inadequate public policy and time
Ted Ehmann, President
Gene Dole, Vice President
Michelle O'Connor, Treasurer
Bill Straus, Secretary
Board of Directors
Joan Herron-San Lwin
VISIT OUR STATE AND SISTER SOCIETY WEBSITES:
Florida Anthropological Society https://fasweb.org/
Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Springs Archaeological Society
Southwest Florida Archaeological Society
Society members on boat trip up the intercoastal to visit the mounds at Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, FL November 2018
Authors John and Marylou Missall are award-winning historians and authors from Fort Myers