Gold Coast Anthropological Society

Gold Coast Anthropological Society

Welcome to the Broward County Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society. The BCAS has been established to provide a formal means by which individuals interested in Anthropological studies relating to southern Florida & the Caribbean Basin may come together to share and promote their mutual interests. While those interests may include the broad field of anthropology our primarily focus is on the archaeological record of southeastern Florida. We are dedicated to the preservation of that record and to educating the public about Florida's rich cultural heritage.

The Society meets monthly, September through May, in Broward County. Meetings are usually scheduled for Saturdays from 2 - 4 PM, and refreshments are often included. Dates and locations for the 2015-16 season are yet to be determined. Additional "workshop" meetings are occasionally scheduled where members can assist the Museum staff in curating the archaeological collection. No experience is needed, we will teach you what you need to know about identifying, handling, sorting, and preserving archaeological artifacts. Please contact us with your email address if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

To be added to our mailing list, please visit the Contact Us page and send us your information; we will notify you when our next meeting is scheduled.

You may also contact:

Patty Flynn

President, BCAS

at

pflynn52@gmail.com

(954) 295-2549

Archaeology Lectures

Ancient Civilizations:
Architechture, Engineering & Building Construction 


                                                                                          Jaoquin J. Rodriguez III

                                        PE  SECB                                     
                                                                                                                                                          
                               

                                                                        6:30 PM Tuesday, November 21, 2017
                                                  

                                                      Broward County West Regional Library
                                                  

                                           Rm. 230, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324
                                                  

                                                                       


Phone: (954) 765-1560

Buildings are the largest and most tangible remains of any ancient civilization. In fact "civilization" from the Latin civitates means live in cities. In this section well see how the Roman Empire extended its civilization from Hadrian Wall in N. England to Palmyra in Syria and from Cadiz in Spain to Romania.


 


                                                  

Archaeology Workshops

Saturdays 2 to 4 p.m.

Next Workshop: TBA

                                                                 Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an archaeologist?


Join us for our Hands-on Workshops beginning this month as we begin the process of documenting, sorting, and preserving artifacts excavated from an actual Broward County archaeological site. We will teach you how recognize and sort ancient pottery, snake, bird, and mammal bone, shell and stone tools and much more. Learn the techniques used by archaeologist to clean and preserve pre-historic artifacts and the proper methods of recording your discoveries. Future workshops will teach field techniques and include visits to sites currently being excavated with an opportunity to join working dig teams!

Plantation Historical Museum
511 N. Fig Tree Ln., Plantation FL 33317
(954) 797-2722

                                                                 Additional Workshops: TBA

Meeting Archives

Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction

Wrecking in the Florida Keys
presented by
Robert Feeney
Sep. 27, 2016

 Aegean Island, Santorini to Crete and mainland Greece (Atlantis)

Digging Miami:
presented by
Robert S. Carr
Dade County's first archaeologist
Oct. 25, 2016

The Gift of the Nile Egypt

The Archaeology of the Cold War
in South Florida
:
presented by
Sara Ayers-Rigby
Regional Director
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Nov. 22, 2016


Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction

Ancient Civilizations:
Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction
Part 2: First Cities, Mesopotamia to Indus
presented by
Joaquin J. Rodriguez III, PE SECB
and
Rick Slazyk, AIA NCARB

The Gift of the Nile Egypt

Ancient Civilizations:
Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction
Part 3: The Gift of the Nile
presented by
Joaquin J. Rodriguez III, PE SECB
and
Rick Slazyk, AIA NCARB

 Aegean Island, Santorini to Crete and mainland Greece (Atlantis)

Ancient Civilizations:
Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction
Part 4: First Civilization of Europe
  Aegean Island, Santorini to Crete
and mainland Greece (Atlantis)
presented by
Joaquin J. Rodriguez III, PE SECB
and
Rick Slazyk, AIA NCARB


The Blueberry Site: The Belle Glade Archaeological Culture in Central Florida

The Blueberry Site:
The Belle Glade Archaeological Culture in Central Florida
presented by
Anne Reynolds
Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy


history and prehistory of the New River

The History and Prehistory of the New River
presented by
Dr. Michele Williams
Director for the Southeastern Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University


Ancient Civilizations: Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction

Ancient Civilizations:
Architecture, Engineering & Building Construction
presented by
Joaquin J. Rodriguez III, PE SECB
and
Rick Slazyk, AIA NCARB

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