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.
Archaeological Society of Southern Florida
2nd Thursday of the month (Seasonal: September 2013 through June 2014)
The A.S.S.F. Board meeting begins at 6:30 pm; Lecture begins at 7:00 pm for the public. Free.
Upcoming Lecture Dates:
Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 pm
Topic: "Who Made the Everglades"
Presenter: Dr. Michele Williams
Consider taking a walk back in time and experience the Everglades through the eyes of Dr. Michele Williams. From the Paleo-Indian period, 10,000 BCE -8,000 BCE, through the Historic period, 1750AD – 1930AD, various populations of Native American people navigated through and wrestled the Everglades with its unique ecosystem; marshes, dense mangroves, towering palms, alligator holes and tropical fauna. But how did it all start? This talk will explore the geological and cultural history of the Everglades. In particular, we will look at the role of early Native Americans and initial tree island formations.
Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA is the Director for the Southeastern Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Williams has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern United States for the past 25 years. Her specialty within archaeology is the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans.