"Understand, Protect, Preserve, Educate"

About Us

Mission

The Southeast Florida Archaeological Society “SEFAS” is dedicated to: the greater understanding of archaeology, the protection and preservation of Florida’s archaeological resources and the information they contain, and the encouragement and support of archaeological research, publication and education. One very important part of the SEFAS mission to raise public awareness of archaeological resources and to disseminate information to the public on archaeology and anthropology through lectures, special events and other related activities.

SEFAS works with professional and amateur archaeologists and participates in the rescue of cultural materials from sites being disturbed or destroyed, assisting in the identification, documentation and preservation of archaeological sites in Southeast Florida.


Our Society

The Southeast Florida Archaeological Society was organized in 1996 by Sarah "Sally" McKeige, incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 1998 and is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society which was founded in 1947.

SEFAS is funded by membership dues and tax deductible contributions from those interested in the protection and preservation of Florida’s archaeological resources. Strategic plans include fund raising events and seeking grants for projects.

Member Benefits

Some of the benefits of SEFAS membership are:

• Monthly meetings October through April, offering activities or lectures

• Monthly newsletters, published October through April

• Periodic trips to historical or archaeological sites

• Participation in site surveys, mapping, excavation, artifact analysis and preservation

• Participation in educational opportunities for members and the public


Events

November 18, 2017 at 10:30am


Dr. Kyle P. Freund

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indian River State College

Topic:  “Revolutions in World Prehistory”

Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island, FL


January 20, 2018

Field Trip - Windover Archaeological Site Exhibit

Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science, Cocoa, FL


February 17, 2018 at 10:30am

Kevin Gidusko

Public Archaeology Coordinator, Florida Public Archaeology Network

Topic:  “Space Archaeology”

Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island, FL


March 17, 2018 at 10:30am

Donna L. Ruhl

Collections Manager/Archaeobotanist

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville

Topic: Old Collections Meet New Technology:Questions and Lessons Learned from Florida's Ancient Dugout Canoes

Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island, FL

April 21, 2018 at 10:30am

Katie Higgins

FAU Master's Candidate

Graduate Assistant, Florida Public Archaeology Network

Topic: Project M.O.S.E.S: Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Hobe Sound

Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island, FL


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person at our next meeting!

Southeast Florida Archaeological Society

PO Box 2875, Stuart, Florida 34995

info@sefas.org

Dedication

Wilford "Will" Ghioto