How Artifacts Tell the Story of Plantation Life
Event by Tampa Bay History Center and Chinsegut Hill Historic Site
Join archaeologist Gary Ellis from 11 a.m. to noon on April 8 to learn about the results of three seasons of archaeological work at Chinsegut Hill and how they begin to tell the story of plantation life on the Hill with supporting artifacts and graphics.
For nearly a year, the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute team has been excavating the grounds around Chinsegut Hill layer by layer to offer us a glimpse into the lives of indigenous peoples, enslaved people, and early settlers. Archaeologist Gary Ellis has more than 40 years of experience and has contributed to the archaeological study of the Seminole Wars (1817 to 1858) and worked with the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Program and the State of Florida to investigate more than seven period forts and six major battlefields.
CHINSEGUT HILL ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES
With so much territory to cover, Ellis will share his findings over three lectures at the historic property just north of Brooksville, Fla, with presentations from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 11, March 11, and April 8. There will also be time for Q&A. This program is free, though advance registration is required