The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory Conservation Lecture Series
Digging in the Dark: How Submerged Paleoindian
 Sites Are Illuminating First American Studies 
A Presentation by Scientist 
Dr. Jessi Halligan 
Although much research has focused on the peopling of the Americas, for more than 80 years, we still have many questions about the earliest Paleoindians. Research conducted during the past five years, however, has begun to provide some significant new insights. My collaborators and I have been conducting geoarchaeological investigations at numerous Paleoindian sites in Florida since 2008. Due to the excellent preservation found in Florida's underwater contexts, we have been able to clarify the archaeological context of several sites, make predictions about preserved Paleoindian site locations in this area, provide some tantalizing hints about the colonization of the Americas, and make some comments on the lifestyle of Florida's early Paleoindians.
March 10th, 2016
at 7 pm

FSUCML Auditorium

Reception follows the presentation

Dr. Jessi Halligan (FSU, Dept. of Anthropology)  is an assistant professor in her first semester at FSU. She is a geoarchaeologist and Paleoindian archaeologist who specializes in submerged and coastal settings. Dr. Halligan has been working in Florida sinkholes since 2007, and received her PhD from Texas A&M in 2012.

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