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Red Rover Red Rover- Send your Volunteers on Over: Multi-Agency and Volunteer Effort Leads to Protection of Endangered Swift Creek Site

Author(s): Thadra P. Stanton

Year: 2016

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Summary

Located in south Wakulla County, FL, Byrd Hammock is a multi-component village and burial mound site. The site has been ravaged over the last century by looters but has never been developed. Recent potential development threats provided the impetus to seek partners to assist in procuring the site and add it to the St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge. Efforts to conduct additional research for possible NHL nomination on the site were launched last year and a call for volunteers was issued to the greater community area. Over 20 volunteers responded and through the course of this project have contributed more than 700 volunteer hours. Agreements with FSU and LSU lead to concurrent field schools at the site. The partnerships have provided new protection as well as an opportunity to teach the next generation of southeastern archeologists and provided an outreach event to teach the local community about this important archeological site. 


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Red Rover Red Rover- Send your Volunteers on Over: Multi-Agency and Volunteer Effort Leads to Protection of Endangered Swift Creek Site. Thadra P. Stanton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434591)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 414

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America