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 and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm for the public. Free.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Topic: “Biscayne National Park: Long Reef Cannon Site and the Black Wreck”
Presenter: Joshua Marano
Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

Within sight of Downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne National Park is a unique environment with evidence of 10,000 years of human history from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Come and hear maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano discuss his involvement with the archaeological excavation of the Long Reef Cannon Site and the Black Wreck located within Biscayne National Park.

Joshua Marano is a recent graduate from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies and has earned a MA degree in maritime history and nautical archaeology where his research focused on the application of social theory to maritime archaeology. He is currently working at Biscayne National Park. Mr. Marano has previously been employed as an archaeological technician for the State of North Carolina and has participated in several major maritime archaeological projects. In addition to his interest in archaeology, Marano is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he serves as a Second Class Petty Officer at USCG Station Wrightsville Beach, NC.