Sponsored by Main Street Monticello Florida & Jefferson County Historical Assoc.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Saturday, October 6, 2012
Monticello Opera House, Monticello Fl 32344
100 W. Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Titled “First Floridians: First Americans this conference will explore and explain the archeological, anthropological evidence of Paleo-Indian life discovered in Jefferson County. We will seek the participation of scholars and lay archeologists such as Mary Glowacki, Tanya M. Peres, Lee Newsom, Barbara A. Hines, James Dunbar, Kevin Porter and Neil Wallis. We will invite Dr. Andrew Frank to speak on the history of the Seminoles and other historians who will explain the Spanish/Apalachee period that produced our many Mission locations. Accompanying this series of presentation/discussions will be a display and explanation of collected artifacts discovered in the archeological digs and Spanish Mission sites in Jefferson County. A DVD of these presentations with accompanying reading/study list will be invaluable as a resource to Florida teachers and librarians. The video display of artifacts will enhance the record of these presentations and make the information interesting to the general public. A book with edited papers is planned.
Anne H. Holt, Ph.D