SWFAS was 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) September 2019 Newsletter

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

Welcome back everyone to the SWFAS 2019 Fall /2020 Spring Schedule. To date we have arranged a great series of presentations in archaeology for you and an interesting December Field Trip. Please see the schedule below. Our 2020 Spring Schedule will be capped by our hosting of the 72nd Annual Florida Anthropological Society in May. This will be a fantastic opportunity for our local members to attend one of these events as they are usually held all over Florida and a different Archaeological Society hosts one every year. Remember, you can still attend the conference and the banquet and not be a FAS Member but you must register and pay the attendance fees. The dates are Fri-Sun May 8, 9 and 10th. A complete schedule of events will be released soon. READ THE REST OF THE NEWSLETTER

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, speaking on Return of the Key Marco Cat
Location: Collier Museum at Government Center, Naples, FL

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