Welcome shell collectors & shell crafters!

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, 954-786-4111.  Doors open at 6:30pm when all can enjoy the Raffle Table, Sand Flea Market, and Library. The main program commences at about 7PM. All are invited! At this month’s meeting, on Wednesday, November 12th, we welcome Dr. Michele Williams from the Florida Public Archaeology Network, who will give a presentation entitled “Digging Deeper in the Dry Tortugas”. Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West, is home to Ft. Jefferson which is the largest masonry structure in the western hemisphere. In 2009 and 2010, the National Park Service, Florida Public Archaeology Network, and Florida Anthropological Society cooperated to bring public archaeology to Garden Key. This talk provides a brief history of cultural resource management at Dry Tortugas National Park and discusses the public archaeology events at the Park.
   Michele Williams, Ph.D., is the Director for the Southeastern and Southwest Regions of Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Williams has participated in excavations throughout the southeastern United States for the past 25 years. Her specialty within archaeology is the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans.
Two very special shells, both live collected in 2014 and graded Gem. Large specimens. (55mm)
Epitonium scalarae Linnaeus, 1758 and Epitonium varicosa Lamarck, 1822