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Archaeology Lecture Series: Tree Island Communities of the Late Archaic

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Historic Spanish Point’s Archaeology Lecture Series is back! Join us on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a special presentation from Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University.

Archaeological remains excavated by students and faculty from Florida Gulf Coast University have produced evidence of Late Archaic occupation of tree islands in the northern Everglades. The Wedgworth Site near Belle Glade, FL has yielded remains that indicate people used tree islands as places of long-term (multi-generational) occupation. This evidence runs contrary to widely accepted ideas that pre-Columbian peoples did not establish permanent settlements in the Everglades, but rather made frequent forays into the Everglades to acquire resources. This lecture presents evidence from the 2016 and 2018 excavations that indicate that a series of permanent settlements existed at the site between about 1650 BC and 750 BC.

Tickets: $5 for Historic Spanish Point Members ($10 for future Members). Get your tickets on Eventbrite here.

Interested in attending the full lecture series? Ask for the subscription rate: $30 for Members ($60 for Future Members). Get admission to all seven sessions for the price of six!


Historic Spanish Point
337 N. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229 United States