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When
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Address
108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida 32328

Phone Number
850-670-7700

Website
www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/apalachicola/

Email
Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us

Archaeology Day

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Learn about the Forgotten Coast’s earliest residents at Archaeology Day Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR). Participants will learn about the science behind archaeology and view fossils, tools and pottery from the Apalachicola Bay area. Archaeological evidence that indicates that Apalachicola has been occupied for over 2,000 years and was considered a center for culture and commerce. The film Mounds at Turtle Harbor, which tells the story of the prehistoric Native America capital in Northwest Florida, will be shown. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will be onsite and participants are encouraged to bring artifacts they wish to be identified. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information, please call the Apalachicola National Research Reserve at 850-670-7700 and email Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us.

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