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What Kind of Ancestors Do You Want to Be?: Sea Level Rise and Heritage Sites in Florida
February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.
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 Historical Archaeology of the Sunshine State. This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and Florida SouthWestern State College. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by 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.
February 15 @ 1:00 pm -
February 15 @ 4:00 pm