Project Archaeology in Florida: Teaching and Understanding Slavery at Kingsley Plantation

Author(s): Sarah Miller

Year: 2015


The Florida Public Archaeology Network was established in 2005 and within a year hosted its first Project Archaeology: Intrigue of the Past workshop. As a proud sponsor of Project Archaeology in Florida, regional center staff partnered with the National Park Service and University of Florida to publish the first Investigating Shelter investigation in the southeast. It was also the first in the Investigating Shelter series to feature a National Park site. Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin teacher guide and student handbook were produced through an internal NPS grant which combined the efforts of Teacher-Ranger-Teachers, Park Service interpreters, FPAN staff, and cooperating archaeologist Dr. James Davidson from University of Florida. By investigating a Kingsley tabby cabin through a series of lessons (geography, history, archaeology, preservation), we hope teachers and students will better understand slavery and the families who occupied the cabins. This poster will feature some of the highlights of the past 8 years, including teacher training and professional development for archaeologists. Preliminary data on our new Shelter unit, Investigating a Lighthouse Keeper’s House to be launch in the summer of 2016, will also be presented.

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Project Archaeology in Florida: Teaching and Understanding Slavery at Kingsley Plantation. Sarah Miller. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397194)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;