A History of Human Habitats: New Records of Environmental Change at Weedon Island Preserve
In this webinar, we’ll talk with Kendall Jackson, a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida, on recent geoarchaeological and paleoenvironmental research to help us understand the 20-thousand-year history of human-environment interaction and landscape transformation at Weedon Island Preserve. Kendall’s research focuses on several key periods of ecological change that reorganized the nature and distribution of terrestrial and tidal habitats. Many such reorganizations unfolded in the ancient past, affecting the ancestral Indigenous communities that managed the land prior to colonial-era dispossession. However, dramatic ecological shifts have also taken place much more recently, revealing that the modern Weedon Island seascape is anything but timeless.
This talk is recommended for adults.
This program is part of a monthly series entitled "Digging into Weedon" where the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center teams up with Florida Public Archaeology Network West Central chapter to explore the rich history of Weedon Island!