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MEDIA CONTACTS: Terri Berns
561-297-1164, tberns@fau.edu or
Carol Lewis
561-297-0245, clewis36@fau.edu
       

FAU Libraries Observe Florida
Archaeology Month with Exhibition

Events tell the story of Prehistoric Florida from 12,000 years ago to Spanish Exploration

WHAT:   Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Outreach and Exhibition Committee and the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History are observing Florida Archaeology Month with an exhibition, “The Prehistory of Southeast Florida,” lectures and a workshop.

WHEN:  Florida Archaeology Month is observed in March. The exhibition runs from Thursday, March 1, through Thursday, May 31, 2007. The lectures will be on Wednesday, March 21.

WHERE:  Florida Atlantic University
                  S.E. Wimberly Library, Second Floor West
                  777 Glades Road
                  Boca Raton, FL 33431

HOURS:    The exhibition can be viewed on the second floor west wing in the hall outside the entrance to Room 214 during library hours. For hours, visit http://www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm or call 561-297-3770.

COST:    Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Stacey Mihm, senior library technical assistant, at 561-297-6920,  or visit http://www.library.fau.edu/exhib/exhibits.htm or http://www.flheritage.com/archaeology/month/. To view “Anthropological Dealings in South Florida,” the guest lecturer’s online journal, visit http://pbmnh-anthro.livejournal.com.

“The Prehistory of Southeast Florida” tells the story of the state from 12,000 years ago until Spanish exploration. Among the artifacts included are fossil fragments of mammoths, Mastodons, Saber-toothed cats, spear points and decorated pottery sherds. Peter Ferdinando, assistant curator of anthropology at Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, who received his master’s degree in anthropology from FAU in 2002, will lecture on the exploration of South Florida’s lost people on Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. On that day at 3 p.m., there will be a workshop on the basics of Florida Archaeology and how to identify artifacts. The lectures and a workshop will be in Room 214 of the S.E. Wimberly Library.

                                                                       -FAU-

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