Falling Soldiers

This presentation looks at the current debate surrounding the removal or retention of Confederate monuments. The goal is to encourage productive discussion of the issue and to help communities make informed decisions regarding their monuments. We are not providing answers, only valuable information. This presentation is appropriate for all opinions on the matter.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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“Dear Friends at Home”: Becoming Acquainted with a Civil War Soldier Through His Letters Home

Melvan Tibbetts was a Union soldier occupying Pensacola for a portion of the Civil War. We are very lucky to have the 20 letters that he wrote home to his family in Maine. These letters supply a wealth of information about West Florida during the Civil War, but they also provide a strong sense of familiarity with Melvan himself. This presentation demonstrates how much of an author’s personality is contained in historical documents and how this results in a more personal understanding of the past for the reader.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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The Turpentine Industry in North Florida

This presentation discusses the turpentine and naval store industry in Florida and the impacts it had on the economy, industry, and the state’s history. This presentation is geared towards adults and can be modified to reflect the local history of any region in Florida.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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Native People, Native Plants

This presentation discusses how plants have been used as medicine and food in Florida by prehistoric people and early settlers in Florida. This presentation was developed for Florida Archaeology Month 2011, but it continues to be relevant and of interest to the public.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central 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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Spanish Florida

A brief overview of the Spanish in Florida, including the Spanish Missions, focusing on Mission San Luis and the Apalachee. The presentation ends with a discussion on how the Spanish have had a lasting influence on Florida’s heritage. This presentation can be altered to cater to any age group (adult or children).

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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Digging Through the China Cabinet: An Archaeological Perspective on Ceramics

This lecture discusses the different type of historic ceramics commonly found throughout Florida at historic archaeological sites. It also discusses the manufacturing techniques used to create the various vessels commonly associated with each type.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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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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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)
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Learning about Florida Prehistory

This presentation teaches the audience about the different culture periods in Florida’s prehistory, from Paleoindian times through the Historic Period. This presentation uses basic terms and is easy to understand. It is a fun presentation that is appropriate for both children and adults.

Presented by:
The Staff of the North Central Region
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)
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