Free Lecture Series

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a monthly lecture highlighting unique and interesting connections to our past. This serves as a focal point for local archaeology enthusiasts and professionals in the field, and helps to promote knowledge and appreciation of native archaeological and historical sites in the South Florida area.

The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida meets at the Deering Etate on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Seasonal: September 2014 through June 2015)
The A.S.S.F. Board meeting begins at 6:30 pm; Lecture begins at 7:00 pm for the public. Free.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Topic: “The Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Culture of Andalusia, Spain”
Presenter: Mario Ferrante
Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

The ASSF lecture features the Andalusian cities of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada, as well as the Roman and Arabian archaeological sites of Italica and the ancient Caliphate, “Madinat of Al-Zahara.” This presentation will also highlight the archaeological museums of these magnificent cities. Also included are the images of, “Semana Santa,” Easter week festivities in Seville, and the beautiful annual Flower Festival of Cordoba. Cathedrals, alcazars (Caliphate palaces,) and the extraordinary Arabic Alhambra Palace will delight your vision.

Our presenter, Professor Mario Ferrante, has over 18 years experience as a Science Museums Director of Exhibits and Curator of Natural History and Archaeological artifacts. His lecturing experience includes teaching at Nova University, Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Born in Vienna, Austria, he speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Italian languages. This cultural historian, explorer, world traveler, and expert photographer will inform and entertain you, all from the comfort of a Deering Estate auditorium seat.