Founded in 1980 to provide a meeting place for people interested in the southwest Florida area's archaeology, history and cultural past.

Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS) May 2020

PRESIDENT’S CORNER by John Furey, M.A., RPA

The SWFAS Newsletter will return in October 2020; have a great and safe Summer. As many of us have to shelter at home to be safe during this pandemic, use the time to write an article for the Florida Anthropologist, or the SWFAS Newsletter or read some of those books that have somehow piled up in your library. We are off for the summer and await the rulings on schools, colleges and universities openings in September. So much of our society is in flux these days from the pandemic deaths, the business closings and related job losses, to our economy, and the mostly peaceful social demonstrations taking place in our streets today about American racism. All of these crises coming together have revealed structural problems and weaknesses in our society that have been institutionalized and codified and not properly addressed. If we are to be a truly ‘Great Society”, we must confront them and make fundamental changes now, not later.

 

72nd FAS ANNUAL OCTOBER MEETING IN NAPLES CANCELLED
The FAS Board of Directors has cancelled the rescheduled FAS 2020 72nd Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, due to the uncertainty over the pandemic Covid-19 virus. The 2021 meeting will be hosted by the Central Florida Anthropological Society (CFAS). Information on this meeting will be released later this year. Please plan to attend.

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