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What Kind of Ancestors Do You Want to Be?: Sea Level Rise and Heritage Sites in Florida
May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New weather patterns, larger storms, and rising sea levels are challenging communities and transforming conventional thinking. Archaeologists document the shifting seascape’s destruction of archaeological and historical sites and offer long-term perspectives on human adaptation and maladaptation to environmental changes. This presentation is global in scope and includes Floridian archaeological perspectives.
Uzi Baram is a Professor of Anthology and founding Director of the Public Archaeology Lab at New College of Florida. His recent projects focus on the recovery of an early 19th-century maroon community, heritage interpretations for a county park, and building community resilience through heritage in an age of rising sea levels. His current book is Seeing Florida Heritage through Archaeology.
This program is part of the exhibition “Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes”, on view at the Sulphur Springs Museum April 5 through May 27. This Florida Talks program was sponsored in part by Florida Humanities with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
May 21 @ 2:00 pm -
May 21 @ 3:30 pm