LiDAR map of Mound Key

Mystery of the Watercourts

On March 30 an article was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “Ancient Engineering of … Continued

female lightning whelk laying her fibrous egg casing

What are They Doing?

In past newsletters we’ve reported on how essential the lightning whelk was for Calusa Indians. Recently, a photo of lightning … Continued

FPAN archaeologist Rachael Kangas looks over excavation plans.

Calusa Island Update

There are few places in Southwest Florida where evidence of people of the Late Archaic period through modern times is … Continued

Skyline Elementary School

Making Connections

We know students participating in our Discovering the Calusa field trip to the Calusa Heritage Trail enjoy learning about archaeology, … Continued

Runners at the start of the Calusa 5K

The Calusa 5K

Hosted by the Pine Island Kiwanis Club at the Calusa Heritage Trail, the Calusa 5K took place on Saturday, January … Continued