Monday, March 31, 2014
|We took on FAM2014 like the Paleoindians took on mammoths!|
|Participants excavate a 1 m X 50 cm test trench|
|Hikers got to learn about 6000+ years of human occupation on the Guana Peninsula!|
Also that week, we made our first attempt at some archaeology Pecha Kuchas (20 slides X 20 minutes) in Fernandina Beach! We talked about archaeologist's fetishes including clothes, tools and beer.
|The infamous manicures were Sarah's fetish during our first archaeology-themed Pecha Kucha series.|
On March 7th, we conducted an all-day public archaeology event at Burns Science and Technology Charter school, where we helped a class demonstrate four types of Timucuan Technology for the rest of their school.
|Students gather and listen before heading to four archaeology stations|
On March 8, we held our first Shells and Archaeology workshop at Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center! We talked about different types of native shells and identifying features, how people used them in the past, and how archaeologists study them today.
|Participants drew how they thought Natives used shells in the past, and built their own shell middens!|
The following week, I partnered with Fort Mose State Park to lead multiple hikes out to the island location of Fort Mose II. We had great weather that day!
|Ryan and park specialist Tonya stand where Fort Mose II once stood|
Kevin and Emily Jane led a cookie excavation at Wekiwa Springs State park for a group of elementary school children while Sarah helped a local 4-H group clean up San Sebastian Cemetery in St. Augustine.
|The students carefully excavate 'choco-facts' from their 'not-cookie-archaeological-sites.'|
|On March 22, Sarah led a cleanup crew out at San Sebastian Cemetery near St. Augustine. |
That same day, Emily Jane and Kevin spent time at Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science doing all sorts of activities--atlatl dart throwing, native plants and archaeology toolkit presentations. They wrapped up with a PaleoFlorida talk by Kevin!
|Emily Jane showing off her finely honed hunting skills.|
Text and Images, Ryan Harke, Kevin Gidusko, Emily Jane Murray, and Sarah Miller.