Upcoming Events at Florida Historical Society

By  //  October 7, 2013

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'IN THE DIRT' LECTURE SERIES INCLUDES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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FHS-headerbldg-435BREVARD COUNTY •  COCOA, FLORIDA — The Florida Historical Society and Florida Public Archaeology Network will host “In the dirt”, a lecture series about Florida Archaeology. 

The first lecture was hosted in September and the next lecture, “The Archaeology of Death”, is a Halloween special scheduled for October 25, at 7 p.m. at the FHS Library, 435 Brevard Ave, Cocoa, FL 32922.  Presented by Dr. Rachel Wentz  lecture will cover body treatment and explore how the skeletons themselves reveal information about the individual in life as in death.

On November 25th at 7 p.m., Ben DiBiase of the Florida Historical Society will present “Florida’s Early Trading Companies and their Relationship with Native Americans. ”  DiBiase’s lecture will cover the  Panton-Leslie Indian Trading Company, which was “the largest European trading house in the southeast during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.”n Mr. DiBiase will discuss the history of the company and the affect that it had on Florida’s colonial history.

On December 13th at 7 p.m., Kevin Gidusko of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will present “Visualizing The Unseen: Geophysical Approaches In Archaeology.” Gidusko will show exciting new methods and tools that have revolutionized the way archaeologists collect data.

For more information, see the flyer below and visit myfloridahistory.org. Click HERE for your own PDF copy of the event schedule. The Florida Historical Society is located at 435 Brevard Ave, Cocoa.

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