National Estuarine Research Reserves - Apalachicola
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
108 Island Drive
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. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will also be recruiting people for the Heritage Monitoring Scouts to help monitor archaeological sites that may be in danger of being submerged and washed away.
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.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.