Traces of Our Past: Archaeology of the Unconquered People, January 20

On January 20, 2010, New College of Florida will host the third lecture in its “Traces of Our Past: Florida’s History through Archaeology” series.  The speaker will be Dr. Brent Weisman from the University of South Florida.  The title of Dr. Weisman’s talk is “Archaeology of the Unconquered People.”  The event is free and open to the public.  Reservations are encouraged; call (941) 487-4888.

Florida’s Seminole and Miccosukee Indians have been in the public eye in recent years as their economic success with  casino gaming continues to make the news. Many people are aware that the Seminoles and Miccosukees lived in Florida before the modern day, but the richness of their history and culture and their connection to the land are not widely known and appreciated.  Although these native people are mentioned in numerous historical documents, the archaeology of their ancient camps, villages, farmsteads, and battlefields has its own story to tell.  The work of archaeologists tells us much about how these native Floridians survived, succeeded, and ultimately triumphed through the years of war with the U.S., to emerge as Florida’s “Unconquered People.”

For more information on the Traces of our Past series, visit us on the web at

For directions and to make a reservation, please call the New College Events Hotline at (941) 487-4888 or email


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