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BIG TALBOT ISLAND DIG:
UNF ARCHAEOLOGY STUDENTS FIND
ARTIFACTS SPANNING 800 YEARS

Big Talbot Island Dig: UNF Archaeology Students Find Artifacts Spanning 800 Years
JUN 6, 2019

Students at Big Talbot Island dig

University of North Florida Professor Keith Ashley and his students are excavating at Big Talbot Island in  the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve with the goal of finding evidence of an ancient Native American village. Not much is known about the place called Sarabay, which Europeans documented in the 1500s.

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UNF HELPS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
ASSESS JACKSONVILLE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL STORM DAMAGE

The damage hurricanes Matthew and Irma did to many First Coast businesses, homes and roadways has been well documented. However, these storms also threatened the safety of historical artifacts in the Jacksonville area.
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SHADOWS OF THE PAST:
MYSTERIES FROM FLORIDA HISTORY

Florida's rich and diverse history is well known. But there are some stories from the past that remain a mystery. Will these mysteries of Florida history ever be solved or are the answers to these stories lost in the shadows of the past?

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Florida Frontiers Television   |   Episode 16   |  August 2, 2017

People from as far away as the American Midwest visited Florida long before Europeans arrived.
The ancient Maya may have come here, too.

2019-2020 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

Action News Jax, by Alicia Tarancon – UNF: Students dig deeper into one-thousand-year-old Native American history in Jacksonville

WJCT News – Big Talbot Island Dig: UNF Archaeology Students Find Artifacts Spanning 800 Years

News4JAX, by Lena Pringle, – UNF anthropology students dig up history on Big Talbot Island

The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville.com – UNF students explore remains of ancient villages, a plantation on Big Talbot Island

News4JAX, UNF team continues archeological dig | River City Live

 

2018-2019 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

WJCT – UNF Helps National Park Service Assess Jacksonville Archaeological Storm Damage

First Coast News – UNF Artifacts 

Times Union – UNF team digs through the trash of ‘fisher-hunter-gatherers’ who lived in Jacksonville 2,500 years ago

Spinnaker – UNF’s Archaeology Department provides proof of Jacksonville’s history

inside UNF – Students unearth the past during summer field school

 

2017-2018 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

Florida Times-Union, Matt Soergel, June 11, 2018UNF team digs through the trash of ‘fisher-hunter-gatherers’ who lived in Jacksonville 2,500 years ago

WJCT News, June 14, 2018 UNF Helps National Park Service Assess Jacksonville Archaeological Storm Damage

First Coast News, June 18, 2018UNF Artifacts

inside UNF, by Isabel Pease, July 2018 — Students unearth the past during summer field school

UNF Spinnaker, Alan Ahmad,  – UNF’s Archaeology Department provides proof of Jacksonville’s history

 

2016-2017 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

CBS 47 News, by Letisha Bereola, June 2, 2016 – UNF students find Native American artifacts in Mayport

Jacksonville.com, Matt Soergel, June 3, 2016 – Digging through ancient trash, looking for clues

First Coast News – Archaeological dig dates back to 1000 AD

UNF Spinnaker – Archaeology students find wealth of knowledge in Native American trash piles

 

2015-2016 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

Spinnaker, by Kalee Ball on May 28, 2015 – UNF Archaeology Lab receives award for museum exhibit work

TV-Ch.47-Jacksonville, 05/27/15 – UNF archaeology students dig in Native American historical site

inside UNF, by Isabel Pease (June 2015) – UNF students seek insight into local Native American past

Jacksonville.com, June 2, 2016UNF students dig up history along banks of St. Johns River

First Coast Magazine – Dig Into the First Coast: How to become a volunteer archeologist

Florida Today – Native Floridians and the Mississippian Culture

 

2014-2015 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

WJCT First Coast Connect, December 13, 2013 — Uncovering Florida's Native Past At Jax Museum Of Science And History

Jacksonville Magazine, December 2013 — Digging Jacksonville: UNF Works to Uncover the Lost History of Northeast Florida

Florida Times-Union, by Meredith Rutland — Class Finds Clues to the Region's Past; Archaeologists and UNF Students Studying a Dig at Big Talbot Island

The Brunswick News, by Mary Starr, March 11, 2015 — Professor’s Work may Provide Clues to Spanish Mission on St. Simons Island

UNF Spinnaker, Saphara Harrell, Archaeology Professor to lecture on Northeast Florida’s history dating back to 1000 AD

Jacksonville Daily Record, by Carole Hawkins, June 4, 2014 — Workspace: Researcher Keith Ashley Finds History in Ancient Garbage

Florida Times-Union, June 10, 2014 — Archaeologists trying to solve ring of shells mystery: Timucuans lived at site between 900 and 1200 A.D

Archaeological Conservancy, June 11, 2014 — Excavations Underway for Site with Mysterious Shell Ring

UNF Spinnaker, Alex Wilson, Archaeology students dig up a little of the past at Big Talbot Island

 

2013-2014 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

News4JAX, May 2013Students dig for Jacksonville artifacts

Jacksonville.com, May 2013Amid mounds of oyster shells, looking for clues to the lives of ancient peoples

UNF Public Relations, June 2013UNF Anthropology Students Unearth Jacksonville Artifacts

Jacksonville.com, June 2013Many clues, but little evidence: The search for Fort Caroline goes on

Jacksonville.com, August 2013Paintings take a new look at old not-quite-right images of 16th-century Jacksonville

WJCT Documentary, available as DVD – Shadows of the Past

WJCT First Coast Connect, December 2013Uncovering Florida's Native Past At Jacksonville Museum Of Science And History (MOSH)

Jacksonville Magazine – Digging Jacksonville: UNF Works to Uncover the Lost History of Northeast Florida

WJCT – Students Spend Spring Break On The St. Johns River

Spinnaker, May 2014Archaeology Professor to lecture on Northeast Florida’s history dating back to 1000 AD

 

2012-2013 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

WAMC NPR Academic Minute. Dr. Keith Ashley, University of North Florida – Early Spanish Missions

Spinnaker, by Zach Sweat,  – UNF anthropology students search for evidence of French fort, Spanish platoon

Jacksonville.com – UNF students and professors keep up search for Fort Caroline

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-10-14/story/where-was-fort-caroline-unf-students-and-professors-keep-search

Jacksonville.com, by June 14, 2013 – Many clues, but little evidence: The search for Fort Caroline goes on

 

2011-2012 FIELD SCHOOL MEDIA

 

Florida Trend Magazine, by Amy Keller, June 1, 2012 – Anthropology: Florida anthropologists uncover a jungle town

First Coast News, May 24, 2012Timucuan Preserve and UNF recognized for Public Archaeology Program

Archaeology News Network, March 15, 2012 –St. Simons Island dig yields no signs of 400-year-old Spanish mission

Jacksonville.com, March 5, 2012 – UNF archaeologists looking for Spanish mission during dig on St. Simons Island

Jacksonville.com, June 7, 2011 – UNF archeological field school offered this summer to local history buffs

Jacksonville.com, July 13, 2011 – People pay to work on UNF archaeological dig

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