Port Charlotte, Florida 33948, United States

HEARTLAND OF THE CALUSA INDIANS

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11/21/2019

FPAN, Heritage Monitoring Scouts Program

6:30pm - - 8 pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

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11/21/2019

FPAN, Heritage Monitoring Scouts Program

  

Jeff Moates will introduce you to FPAN’s Heritage Monitoring Scouts Program (HMS Florida). HMS is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk. The public is encouraged to apply to the program and and receive monthly updates on training and resources available to HMS Florida participants statewide.


Jeff is the regional Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network FPAN in Tampa. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and his M.A. in History/Archaeology from the University of West Florida. Prior to joining FPAN, he was a field tech and crew chief with Archaeological Consultants, Inc, Sarasota. Jeff has done underwater archaeology for the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research and was a museum curator for the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez, Florida

6:30pm - - 8 pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

12/19/2019

Reading the Bones, Dr. HeatherWalsh Haney

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

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12/19/2019

Reading the Bones, Dr. HeatherWalsh Haney

  

Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Heather Walsh Haney will present “The Science and Art of Reading Bones.” Dr. Walsh-Haney is an Associate Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. While she is a forensic anthropologist and also studies human remains from archaeological sites, she is in the Department of Justice Studies at FGCU and not in the Anthropology Department. It is within that Department that she has created the Buckingham Environmental Forensics Facility—an FGCU outdoor forensics facility that provides opportunities for research, education and training concerning clandestine graves. Her presentation will include a comparison of how forensic anthropology is portrayed in popular culture, through television series such as Bones, and that of actual scientists in the field. She will explain what happens to bodies when buried and when left on the ground and how they differ, and how new plant growth and intrusive plant growth are factors in locating a buried body. In other cases, the disturbed soil will subside over time and can leave the ground bare of plant growth. The soil color and density can be another clue to the location of buried remains. The art and science of forensic anthropology has come a long way and it is the science of it that will lead to identification of the body and aid in the identification or exoneration of the perpetrator.

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

01/23/2020

Remembering Dr. Eugenie Clark

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church

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01/23/2020

Remembering Dr. Eugenie Clark

  

In the 1950s, Dr. Eugenie Clark put Cape Haze on the map, when she moved here with her family to study marine biology and shark behaviors at a laboratory set up by William and Anne Vanderbilt who just bought the area for a cattle ranch.

Dr. Clark who passed away on February 25, 2015 at the age of 92, was a world- famous ichthyologist. But few know of her work at the mineral springs as an underwater archaeologist. According to Steve Koski, 

“One thing that all the articles I read on Eugenie did not mention was her years of diving at Warm Mineral Springs and Little Salt Spring with the late Col. Bill Royal, who made some of the first archeological and paleontological discoveries at the spring beginning in 1958 and 1959. She heard of the blind tarpon and WMS Spring and wanted to investigate, met Bill Royal, and the two helped bring the finds to the scientific community with the first publication on WMS in American Antiquity (1960): “Natural Preservation of Human Brain, Warm Mineral Springs, Florida.” 

Steve who is the president of the Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Springs Archaeological Society and

Who has dove and researched the springs as well, will share the interview and this other side of Dr. Clark

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wintergarden Presbyterian Church