Diving, Historic Preservation, and Heritage Tourism

Florida’s historic shipwrecks have long been exploited for their perceived tangible value as mines of (often non-existent) treasure. The real treasure of shipwrecks, however, is their value as sites of history and heritage, and their potential for heritage tourism. This lecture describes the issues archaeologists face regarding effective management and protection of submerged cultural sites, as well as strategies that have been developed for interpretation and sustainable tourism at underwater archaeological sites.

Presented by:
The Staff of the Northwest Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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Introduction to Underwater Archaeology

This presentation discusses the differences and similarities between terrestrial and underwater archaeology. It provides a good basic understanding of how archaeologists conduct underwater excavations. It also touches on the unique preservation issues relating to objects that archaeologists find at submerged archaeological sites.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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http://fpan.us/ncrc/presentations.php

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism

Heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. This presentation discusses the economic, as well as other benefits of historic preservation and heritage tourism. Great for groups considering heritage tourism projects.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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http://fpan.us/ncrc/presentations.php

Historic Cemeteries as Cultural Resources

This presentation provides information on how historic cemeteries can be used in research and what information they can provide. It also touches on the basics of how to properly clean and maintain historic cemeteries. It also touches on some of the meanings of common symbols that you find in historic cemeteries. The presentation also provides resources for locating professional curators and conservators to assist with historic cemetery restoration.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
Submit a Speaker Request Form:
http://fpan.us/ncrc/presentations.php