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South FL Chapter

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     Archaeological Institute of America

Welcome to the South Florida Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America

Come join us at our monthly meetings held on the first Thursday of each month or attend one of our AIA sponsored lectures. Activities include discussions, videos, field trips, and mini-conferences offering the presentation of papers concerning the latest reseach being conducted in southern Florida. You may contact us at or if you would like additional details please contact Rudolph Pascucci, AIASFL Coordinator at

The South Florida Chapter of the
Archaeological Institute of America

2014-2015 Lecture Series

Early Humans in the Americas

Early Humans in the Americas:
When Did They Arrive and Where Did They Come From

Presented by: Dr. Steven Holen and Kathleen Holen
Co-Directors - Center for American Paleolithic Research

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7pm
Location: Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton Campus
777 Glades Rd., Rm. GN 102

Lecuture Abstract:

The question of when humans first entered the Americas and by what routes has been one of the most vexing and controversial subjects in American archaeology for over 130 years. The Holens discuss the history of the controversy and offer new evidence from their own field and museum research that suggests humans entered the Americas thousands of years earlier than previously thought.


Steve and  Kathleen Holen

Steven Holen is Co-Director of the Center for American Paleolithic Research, and he holds his degrees from the University of Kansas (Ph.D.) and the University of Nebraska. He has served as the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as State Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA) in South Dakota, and as Public Archaeologist with the University of Nebraska State Museum. His areas of specialization are early humans in the Americas, geoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, Clovis culture, lithic procurement and technology, and bone technology. Dr. Holen's over 40 years of fieldwork span sites of all ages from the historic Oregon Trail to pre-Clovis mammoth hunter sites. His publications include series on Great Plains Paleoindian Archaeology and Ice Age Humans in the Americas, both of which he has edited with his wife, Dr. Kathleen Holen.


For more information, please contact:
Rudolph F. Pascucci
Coordinator, AIA-South Florida

Archaeology and Anthropology
Field trip



Lecture Series

James M. Adovasio
Dr. James M.Adovasio
The First Floridians
September 18, 2012

Gretchen Meyers
Dr. Gretchen Meyers
Weaving as Worship
February 8, 2013

Michael Fuller
Dr. Michael Fuller
The Da Vinci Code, Templars, and Archaeology
Nov 7, 2013

Irene Lemos
Dr. Irene Lemos
Out of the Dark:
Lefkandi in Euboea
after 1200 BCE
Feb 20, 2014



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