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2000: Underground in St. Augustine

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Speaker Series - 2000

Underground in St. Augustine

A series of three conversations with St. Augustine archaeologists about past and current archaeological digs, and the discoveries they have made about St. Augustine's history.

New discoveries about the origins of St. Augustine: discovery and excavation of Pedro Menendez's first settlement and fort, 1565-1566

April 12, Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology, University of Florida, and author of Spanish St. Augustine: The Archaeology of a Colonial Creole community discusses recent excavations at the Menndez sites in St. Augustine.

Saving America's oldest city: highlights of the City of St. Augustine's archaeology program: 1989-1999

April 19, Archaeologist Carl Halbirt (City Archaeologist of St. Augustine) reviews the City of St. Augustine Rescue Archaeology program and summarizes highlights of the past ten years.

Underwater Archaeology in St. Augustine: recent discoveries

April 26, Archaeologist Billy Ray Morris (Marine Archaeologist, St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum) discusses the marine archaeology programs of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and other agencies, and the new insights that have been gained about St. Augustines maritime history.