Archaeology Lecture: Displayed Magic: The Archaeological Study of Religious Beliefs and Popular Magic via the Material Culture of Late Spanish Colonial Period Households in Florida.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Please note this program will start at 6 PM - 7 PM; Center will open by 5:30 PM with light refreshments available.
The archaeological study of magic in New World colonial contexts is a young pursuit. This talk by Deborah R. Mullins, Uof F, Ph.D. candidate will explore material culture linked with religion, folk belief, and magic in everyday contexts using deposits from Creole households in late Spanish colonial St. Augustine, Florida. Manifestations of religious-magico traditions reflect the historical and on-going intersection of a European Catholicism with the dogmas and realities of diverse Creolized populations across the Spanish Empire. This presentation will examine the importance of magic and spirituality within these households and the struggle to archaeologically identify objects associated with these convictions. This program is sponsored inpart by the Central Gulf Coast Archaeological Society. Free. Registration is requested.
This 2012-2013 Lecture Series will be held the third Thursday of every month through April 2013 at The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.
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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.