Port Charlotte, Florida 33948, United States

HEARTLAND OF THE CALUSA INDIANS

HEARTLAND OF THE CALUSA INDIANS


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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES, JULY 18th

FORAGING FOR FOODS-SOUTH FLORIDA's EDIBLE PLANTS

Erica Knopf, ecologist and owner of Florida Edible Landscapes will introduce us to the wide variety of edible plants, right here around us many plants that were foraged by the Calusa and the proceeding Archaic and Woodland Indians for centuries.

Today the interest in organic foods, sustainable and local foods, Permaculture revive what the ind

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HERITAGE TOURS OF OLD FLORIDA

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Old Florida Tours

$24.95

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Proceeds from internet sales of the heritage tour benefit the work of the Charlotte Harbor Anthropological Society

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our MISSION

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.

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Who WE ARE

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


We are dedicated to sharing the rich ancient history and history of the 14,000 years of human s living in the Charlotte Harbor area. our new HERITAGE TOURS OF OLD FLORIDA will help develop heritage tourism for our area, which in turn will help us to preserve the remaining archaeological and historic sites for future generations.

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SOCIETY OFFICERS

Ted Ehmann, President

Gene Dole, Vice President

Michelle O'Connor, Treasurer

Bill Straus, Secretary


Board of Directors

Linda Elligott

Kathy Gerace

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

www.wmslss.org/


Southwest Florida Archaeological Society

https://fasweb.org/swfas


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Monthly meetings & field Trips

EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS

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Society members on boat trip up the intercoastal to visit the mounds at Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, FL November 2018

MONTHLY PRESENTATIONS, March 21 "Seminole wars"

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Authors John and Marylou Missall are award-winning historians and authors from Fort Myers 

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Download OCTOBER FIELD TRIP FLYER

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