SWFAS Treasurer is recipient of the 2020 William C. Lazarus Award

Charles “Charlie” Strader is the recipient of the 2020 William C. Lazarus Award. He was nominated by the Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS), of which Charlie is a long-time member. He earned an undergraduate degree in Applied Anthropology in 1977 from University of South Florida, in Tampa. His involvement in South Florida archaeology started in 1983 when he phoned John Beriault, then President of SWFAS, to inform him that his property on the Imperial River. . .

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THE FAS WILLIAM C. LAZARUS MEMORIAL AWARD AWARDED TO SWFAS MEMBERS

The William C. Lazarus Memorial Award was developed by the FAS Board of Directors in 1985. It is named for the late William C. Lazarus (1911-1965) who made significant contributions to Florida archaeology, site preservation and education. Lazarus was an active FAS member in the late 1950’s to mid 1960’s, serving in the Northwest Florida Chapter and as an FAS officer, including FAS President in 1961. He was instrumental in helping preserve the Fort Walton. . .

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DR. FRANK C. CRAIGHEAD, SR. AWARD

[The following excerpt is taken from an article regarding the first award recipients, Col. Donald H. and Patricia Randell in April 1989 SWFAS newsletter]  The distinction is conferred in recognition of major accomplishments in any of three fields: archaeological research, education in the area’s prehistory, and conservation of archaeological resources. Eligible are individuals in these categories: Landowners and/or developers, educators, government employees, worker in both print and electronic media, and both amateur and professional archaeologists.. . .

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SWFAS GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD

The SWFAS Golden Trowel Award was started in the early 1980’s by Art Lee and John Beriault to award outstanding work and dedication to SWFAS. The award is awarded by the president of SWFAS at his/her discretion to a deserving individual and is to be awarded at a SWFAS meeting. The award itself, consists of an archaeological trowel, spray painted gold and has a small plaque with the following: SWFAS GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD, THE NAME. . .

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SWFAS MEMBERS RECOGNIZED BY THE FLORIDA ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Susan first worked as a “Lab Rat” at the SWFAS Craighead Archaeological Laboratory at the Collier County Museum in Naples, Florida. She quickly distinguished herself with  computer skills and organizational abilities. In 2016, Susan became SWFAS Secretary at a crucial time when our chapter was creating a website. Susan was instrumental in loading old SWFAS Newsletters to the “cloud.” The 40 years of old newsletters became the foundation of our website and historical information. She. . .

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