1998 FAS Annual Meeting

The 1998 Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society will be held in Gainesville at the Matheson Historical Center on May 22-24. Papers will focus on Florida archaeology and related topics. A student prize will be awarded for the best undergraduate or graduate student paper. The meeting will feature a Saturday Night barbecue at Austin-Cary Forest, guided tours of the Florida Museum of Natural History, and a special archaeological tour of Paynes Prairie.

Two workshops will also be conducted on a reserved-space basis:

Friday morning Barbara Mattick of the Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation will conduct a workshop on nominating archaeological sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

Friday morning a 4-hour workshop on archaeological monitoring at Florida State Parks will be held at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Friday night at 6:00pm a reception will be hosted by the Florida Archaeological Council at Powell Hall, the new exhibit center of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm presentation of papers on all topics of Florida archaeology (including research by the Aucilla River Prehistory Project) will take place at the Matheson Historical Center.

Two optional field trips have been scheduled for Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. Conference attendees must preregister for these as space is limited - participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Friday afternoon behind-the-scenes tours of the Florida Museum of Natural History will be conducted by museum staff and highlight some of the research currently underway, including displays featuring Aucilla River Prehistory Project discoveries.

Sunday morning a tour of the La Chua Ranch site at Paynes Prairie State Preserve will be led by archaeologist Henry Baker and will feature the 17th century Spanish cattle ranch that has lent its name to modern-day Alachua County.

Early registration for the conference will be available until April 15,1998 at $25.00 per person. After that date registration will be $30.00.

If you have any questions please contact:

Ryan J. Wheeler
5932 NW 28th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 372-0778

FAS Membership Information

FAS is open to people interested in anthropology, archaeology, preservation of cultural resources, and community education. FAS members receive the journal The Florida Anthropologist and the FAS Newsletter. For information or address changes write to:

Terry Simpson
FAS Membership Secretary
P.O. Box 82255
Tampa, FL 33682
(813) 991-4643