Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Beware: I know what this point is and I'm not afraid to use it!

This past weekend we helped Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History (MOSH) mark the opening of their Savage Sea's display by paneling an event.  An archaeologist, paleontologist, and malacologist would be on site to identify mystery objects brought in by the public.  Don't worry, in keeping with archaeology and museum ethics, no monetary amounts were given or considered.  Our interest was in what information we could provide the public and encouraging appreciation of the potential data of archaeological sites.

The day furnished a four month supply for "What is it???" Wednesdays, but here were a few highlights we could use your help with to identify.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

(or to be technical, what are THEY)

Special thanks to MOSH for organizing the event, to paleontologist Dr. Barry Albright, malacologist Harry Lee, and to University of North Florida student Jennifer Knutson for volunteering and aiding me in IDs.

Last week's answer:
Via Facebook Judi Canavan correctly guess the top of a flag pole.  Well done Judi, Archaeology of New Smyrna is yours!

Text and Photos: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff

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