Article Archive: JOHN BERIAULT

John graduated with a BA in History from the University of Miami in 1970. He has served as president of the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society, the Collier County Historical Society, the Naples Chapter of the Florida Plant Society, and the Florida Anthropological Society. John has received the William C. Lazarus Award from FAS, the Green Palmetto Award from the Florida Native Plant Society, and the Craighead Award from SWFAS. John resides in Naples and works as field archaeologist, cartographer, geobotanist, and historian on Florida west coast projects.

Beginning in April 1986, SWFAS was treated to a series of seventeen original archaeological essays by John Beriault that were published in a serial format: Giv’em Shell (3), The Ambiance of a Shell Mound (8) and Archaeological Currents (7). These informative and interesting articles were developed from his background in archaeology and botany of Southwest Florida. His travels with Dr. Craighead expanded his knowledge of this area and John was able to meld the two disciplines’ together. All remain relevant today and one can see his world view in his writing. Included is one article by his son, Andrew Beriault.

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