Mark your calendar- Saturday, December 9th at Noon we will be meeting for our annual Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange!
WHAT: CGCAS Annual Holiday Party
December 9th, Noon
WHERE: AWAIRE, 1500 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
BRING: Covered dish to share AND if you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a white elephant
REMINDER: Also a good time to remit your annual dues
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7-8 PM
Zachary Gilmore, Ph.D. Rollins College
Florida’s Container Revolution: The Historical Consequences of Late Archaic Pottery Adoption
Traditional accounts suggest that the adoption of pottery technology in Florida approximately 4,700 years ago came with few, if any, discernible impacts on the hunter-gatherer societies involved. Recent research, however, has revealed a number of important cultural transformations that coincided with pottery’s appearance, including shifts in settlement, exchange, monument construction, and mortuary traditions. New data from the Silver Glen shell mound complex in the middle St. Johns Valley indicate that the earliest pottery vessels played a significant role in ritual feasting events and long distance exchange networks, which integrated people and communities across peninsular Florida. In this way, the new technology helped to challenge preexisting political structures and usher in truly revolutionary change across the region.
Lectures are held at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
These programs are free and open to the public. Register at least 24 hours prior by visiting www.pinellascountyextension.org, clicking on the “Online Class Registration” button, and then choosing “Weedon Island”. You may also phone 727-453-6500 to reserve your place.