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) October 2019

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

Well, the university semester has started and the snowbirds are either here or will soon be on their way to Southwest Florida. Everyone is looking forward to the 2019-2020 Southwest Florida Archaeological Society Presentation Season. I hope that everyone had a great summer and are anticipating another great winter season. This one will be special for SWFAS as we have the honor to be the hosts for the Florida Anthropological Society 72nd Annual Meeting in May 2020. We hope many of you will be excited to attend the presentation and events and a few will be able to volunteer to help make it a memorable meeting.
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SWFAS 2019-2020 NEWSLETTER AND PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

The Society attracts speakers who are in the forefront of archaeological research. Programs include presentations by local authors, professors, experts, notables in archaeology and related fields, exploring the marvelous history of Southwest Florida.

2019

SEPTEMBER (Newsletter Only)
OCTOBER (Newsletter Only)

NOVEMBER (Wednesday the 20th)
SPEAKER:  Austin Bell, Curator at the Marco Island Historical Museum
SUBJECT: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey of Key Marco's Artifacts
Location: Collier Museum at Government Center, Naples, FL
READ MORE ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION AND SPEAKER

 

 

DECEMBER (Saturday the 7th)
FIELD TRIP- DESTINATION TO BE ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER -you must reserve a place-

2020

JANUARY (Wednesday the 15th)
SPEAKER: Dr. Margo Schwadron, speaking on the archaeology of the 10,000 Islands, Florida
Location: IMAG, Ft. Myers, FL

FEBRUARY (Wednesday the 19th)
SPEAKER: David Southall, The Black Seminoles: Caught Between Two Cultures
– AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
Location:
IMAG, Ft. Myers, FL 

MARCH (Wednesday the 18th)
SPEAKER: Xenia Kyriakou, Florida Gulf Coast University, The Bioarchaeology of Monasticism: The Unruly Nuns of Cyprus
– FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH
Location:
Ft, Myers, FL, IMAG 

APRIL (Wednesday the 15th)
SPEAKER: Robert Carr, Director, Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, speaking on the Naples Canal
Location: Collier Museum at Government Center, Naples, FL

MAY 8, 9, 10  72nd FAS ANNUAL MEETING in Naples, Florida
SWFAS is the host chapter