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Time Sifters Archaeology Society Newsletter August 2018

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AUGUST-2018 Summer EditionDear Member:Hiking the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington the power of water is ever-present. “Never turn your back on the ocean” is one sign put up by the National ParkService at the beach entrance. The sound of crashing surf is ever in your ears as youwalk, accompanied by the rattle of hundreds of thousands of pebbles being movedback and forth across the shingle. Humungous tree trunks line the beach where theyhave been tossed by the power of a storm. And then there is the grandeur of the seastacks. They look solid and eternal but so did the headland that they used to be a partof. Eventually, wave erosion will cause the stack to collapse and its rock will tumbleinto the sea.Other than in the midst of a hurricane, the Gulf of Mexico is so much tamer by comparison. Yet the power ofwater is there, and unlike the Pacific Northwest, it threatens the very existence of our coastal communities.The threat is not from crashing surf but from the insidious power of rising sea levels. Please read Dr. Uzi Baram’s articleabout the role of archaeologists in responding to climate change. And then join Smitty and me atTidally United, August 9-11, where we will both be presenting about archaeology in Sarasota County andthe important contributions of Time Sifters in preserving its heritage.Cheers, [email protected] Svekis, President Tidally United: Sarasota/Manatee in an Age of Rising Sea Levels Dr. Uzi Baram Professor of Anthropology and Director of the New College Public Archaeology LabMaking a scene: Florida because FloridaRising Sea Levels and Storm is surrounded bySurge in the Anthropocene water and has so little elevation. As aFlooding of streets, erosion of global city Miami hasbeaches, fear of hurricanes, and been receiving therising sea levels are challenges for most attention; ourcoastal Florida including our communities on thecommunities across Sarasota and Florida Gulf CoastManatee counties. Increasingly have similar challengesscientists are calling our times the for sustainabilityAnthropocene, the geological era and resilience withreplacing the ten thousand yearlong all the residences,Holocene. Excavators find material business, leisureevidence of the Anthropocene across activities, and heritage on thethe top layers of our excavations all lands (between the Tigris and coast.around the planet: plastics/ Euphrates rivers), and Floridas While researchers present thesynthetic organic polymers and coastal wetlands, mangrove environmental changes of thenuclear fallout/radionuclides. swamps, barrier islands, and Anthropocene to scholarly andAcross the world, the North Sea (on oyster reefs of our Gulf of Mexicothe European continental shelf), Coast are key locations; researchers Update continued on page 3 ...the Sundarbans (the forest at the of climate change are payingBay of Bengal), the Iraqi marsh- particularly close attention to

News & EventsPalmyraBook signing August 2Please join Time Sifters Board member Dr. Derfler as he discusses his most recent novel,Palmyra, at 11:00 on August 2 at Bookstore 1. Located at 12 S. Palm, Sarasota.For more information contact (941) 365-7900Tidally United SummitThursday, August 9 - 6:00pmHeritage as Social Action: What WeGain from Heritage and What WeMight Lose from Rising Sea Levelsfeaturing Vicki Oldham & Uzi BaramLocation: New College of Florida, Sainer Pavilion,5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243This event is free and open to the public. The dialogue presentation will befollowed by a reception in the lobby of Sainer Pavilion.Friday, August 10 - 8:30am-5:00pmTidally United SummitLocation: Payne Park, Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 Laurel St, Sarasota, FL 34237Presentations and Panel Sessions to take place throughout the day. Coffee,snacks, and lunch provided. A Candidate’s Forum on Archaeology and ClimateChange will begin at 4:00pm. Please register to attend. Registration fee is $40and includes the Friday and Saturday events.Saturday, August 11 - 9:00am-12:00pmHMS Training and Field DemonstrationsLocation: Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229HMS Training and field demonstrations to take place during the morning. Coffeeand snacks provided. Please register to attend. Registration fee is $40 andincludes the Friday and Saturday events. For the latest on the schedule and to register, go to

Update continued from Page 1...… Age of Rising Sea Miami at high tide.public audiences, the Florida Public evening’s dialogue on why heritage and swag. Details and registrationArchaeology Network (FPAN) is matters takes place on the New at cultural heritage forward College of Florida campus; there are tidally.phpas a concern, with storm surge panel discussions and lectures as Protecting Sitesand rising sea levels threatening well as a candidate forum on is more than Preservation,many archaeological and historical Friday the10th at Payne Park Heritage is Social Actionsites across the state. On August Auditorium; the summit concludes The concern with climate change9th through the 11th, FPAN and on Saturday the11th with has engaged those concerned withthe New College Public Archaeology monitoring demonstrations and the environment for decades. TheLab are presenting Tidally United. workshops at Historic Spanish focus on cultural heritage in anThis is the third annual summit Point. Tidally United will highlight the age of rising sea levels is relativelyon heritage and climate change in challenges for archaeology and new but with preserving the pastFlorida; previous summits were heritage in an age of rising sea as an ethical mandate for archae-held in St. Augustine and Fort level and point toward public ologists climate change is part ofLauderdale. Tidally United is engagement, citizen science, and the new challenges. And bycoming to Sarasota because we solutions for protecting and learning preserving and disseminatinghave an engaged citizenry and from heritage sites. The Thursday information from archaeology, wegreat organizations working on dialogue is free; for Friday and can learn lessons from the ancientmeeting the challenges of protecting Saturday there is a registration fee peoples who lived in this region.and preserving cultural heritage that covers the cost of the venue and From the deepest past at Littleacross the region. includes Friday lunch, snacks, Salt Spring and Warm MineralProminent archaeologists on Springs through the monumentsclimate change archaeology in on the Archaic-period coastlineFlorida, leaders of heritage initiatives, and adaptations by the Manasotaand environmental scientists are and latter peoples as well as thecoming for Tidally United in insights into climate and weatherSarasota. Thursday the 9th, the through the Spanish and early American periods, there is much to learn and share about continuities and discontinuities, successes and failures of life on and near the coast in Florida. Join us at Tidally United, to join in the discussions, engage the solutions, and help in enacting needed change for our communities. Key WestOfficers: Board of Directors Copyright © 2018Sherry Svekis, President Time SiftersArchaeologySociety,Inc.,Darwin \"Smitty\" Smith, Vice Pres. Directors: Steven Derfler All rights reserved.Bernice Jones, Secretary Robert Bopp Evelyn Mangie We send newsletters to peopleLaura Harrison, Treasurer Dorothy Cascio Sharon McConnell who have attended or expressedKaren Jensen, Membership Glenn Cooper interestin our lecturesand given us their email address.

Membership Speakers & Events CalendarLifetime: $250 All to be held at 6:00 PMIndividual: $25 Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota 34236Family: $35Sustaining: $50 September 19Student: $10 Virtualizing World Heritage Sites in Sicily Dr. Davide TanasiPay online October 17Or mail checks to: The Bronze Age Archaeology of Seyitömer MoundTime Sifters, Inc. in TurkeyPO Box 5283 Dr. Laura HarrisonSarasota, FL. 34277 November 14 The Rosewood Massacre Dr. Edward González-Tennant Time Sifters Archaeology Society A Chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society Sifters Archaeology SocietyP. O. Box 5283, Sarasota, FL 34277

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