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.
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.
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
October 8th at the Loxahatchee Battlefield Park located at 9060 West Indiantown Road at the Loxahatchee Battlefield Park inside Riverbend Park. The Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationist will be having their opening for the park season and SEFAS has been invited to join.
The day will have a special guest Seminole Artist Elgin Jumper for Painting DEMO in the Park 10-2pm. Bring your own supplies if you want to participate. There will be a guest historian speaking at the Battlefields booth and SEFAS will have a booth with a flint knapping demonstration throughout the day.
Please come out to support SEFAS and kick-off the 2022-2023 season