Viva Tampa Bay: Archaeology Day at Weedon Island
General Event Information
Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education (AWIARE), and the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society (CGCAS) for a day of fun and archaeology!
Free activities throughout the day for the whole family including: reenactments, pottery demonstrations, educational activities, artifacts on display, and much more! For more info call Rebecca O’Sullivan at 813.396.2325 or go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4952381707/eorg#
WHEN: 10am - 3pm, with special events throughout the day:
9:00 - 10:00 am: OCEAN HOUR CLEANUP with Justin Riney of Expedition Florida 500 and Mother Ocean, Inc. (separate registration required at http://canoecleanup.eventbrite.com/# )
11:00 am: MARIA VELASQUEZ - CONQUISTADORA
Written and Performed by Elizabeth Neily
As Maria Velasquez, artist/historian Elizabeth Neily portrays one of the first women to
arrive in Florida in 1528 on the Panfilo de Narváez expedition.
1:00- 3:00 pm: WEEDON ISLAND CANOE PROJECT - Learn about this ancient canoe during a tour of the conservation lab and AWIARE research station.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology.
The West Central Region is hosted by the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.