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Summer Archaeology Series at Ravine Gardens State Park

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Ravine Gardens State Park

1600 Twigg Street

Palatka, FL 32177

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Join us as we partner with the Florida Public Archaeology Network Norheast Region (www.fpan.us) to present the Summer Archaeology Series.

6/21/2019 Tools of the Trade: One of the best ways to show people how we study a site is to share our tool kit. Students observe the tools we use in the field and infer the reasoning behind our choices. For example, many people may know we use a trowel, but what's the difference between the pointy ones versus the flat edge blades? What would we do that? Tools include trowels (yes, plural!), munsell color chart, line levels, various measuring devices, and root clippers. The most important? Our pencil and sharpie for recording our findings.

07/05/2019 PB&J: How and Why Archaeologist Find Sites: A classic! Students systematically excavate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to explore the concepts of stratigraphy and survey, emphasizing how archaeologists use the scientific method in the field.

07/19/2019: Prehistoric Weaponry and Tools: Before iron and steel, native Floridians made tools from shells, bone and rocks. Explore a prehistoric toolkit and how these materials helped build canoes, hunt animals and even create art. This presentation also focuses on the atl-atl as an important weapon long before the invent of the bow and arrow. Hands-on atl-atl demonstration available depending on time and outdoor space requirements.

Programs will be held in the civic center and are limited to 25 per program. Pre-registration is requested. Free with park entry of $5.00 per vehicle.

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Ravine Gardens State Park

1600 Twigg Street

Palatka, FL 32177

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