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      Presentation: The Prehistoric Calusa Canal in Naples in Naples

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      April 15, 2020

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      3331 Tamiami Trail East
      Naples, Florida 34112

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      Presentation: The Prehistoric Calusa Canal in Naples

      Presentation: The Prehistoric Calusa Canal in Naples
      Naples, FL – April 15, 2020 - The Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS) is pleased to announce a presentation on The Prehistoric Calusa Canal in Naples by Robert S. Carr. The presentation will be held April 15, 7:00 pm, at the Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34112. This is a free public program.

      About the Presentation
      One of the architectural and engineering feats of the Calusa in southwest Florida was the construction of canals that created more direct transportation routes. In 2014, archaeologists from the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy under the direction of Robert Carr completed excavation of segments of the Naples Canal. Five soil samples were recovered and submitted for radiocarbon dating. The dates range from as early as circa AD 780 near the bottom of the canal to AD 1600 at the top, the later date likely representing a time after the canal had been abandoned. In addition to a discussion of the Naples Canal excavation, this presentation will include documentation on other prehistoric canals in south Florida.

      About the Speaker
      Archaeologist Robert S. Carr is the Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc. In his 35 years of experience in south Florida he was Miami-Dade County archaeologist and director of the Historic Preservation Division and has worked for the National Park Service and the State of Florida. Carr was co-discoverer of the Miami Circle, led investigations at Preacher’s Cave in the Bahamas, and recently directed an extensive archaeological assessment at the Jupiter Lighthouse. He is the author of Digging Miami, a chronicle of the archaeology of greater Miami. Carr holds a Master of Science Degree in Anthropology from Florida State University. The Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (AHC) is a Florida not-for-profit corporation that works with public and private property owners to meet local, and state historic preservation requirements. The organization has documented over 1000 sites across Florida since it was founded in 1985.

      Cost: Free -

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