Tuesday, February 19, 2008

This weekend we kicked off Archaeology Month '08 with celebrations and spectacles like none other! I headed out to Faver-Dykes State Park in St. Augustine with volunteer Paul Jordan for the Day in Old Florida festival, while the others headed over to Kingsley Plantation on Amelia Island for the Kingsley Heritage Festival.
At Kingsley, Dr. James Davidson gave a lecture on the history of the plantation, and his work excavating the slave cabins. The lecture was followed by a site tour.
At the Day in Old Florida, FPAN had an information station highlighting our renown Charms display and pierced coin activity. We shared the space with many environmental preservation groups, and scores of re-enactors who demonstrated what life was like for Florida's early settlers. We met a lot of great people and taught a lot of visitors about Charm usage throughout history. Thank you so much for everyone who came out and attended the events this weekend, and thank you Cristy Leonard for all your help at Faver-Dykes!
Thats the Dirt for today!

Matt Armstrong

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