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Learn to identify ancient pottery found in Florida

Florida pottery. -Photo by Florida Museum of Natural History

Florida Museum of Natural History

Pottery has been a vital part of life in Florida for the past 3,000 years, and it is also an important clue for archaeologists today.

Are you interested in prehistoric pottery? You can learn to identify different types of pottery found throughout Florida and discover how archaeologists use these clues to study people in the past at a free class offered in September.

The Florida Public Archaeology Network Central Region and the Florida Museum of Natural History will be presenting, Archaeology Works: Prehistoric Pottery! The class will be held at the Museum of Natural History on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at 3215 Hull Road in Gainesville.

This is a free, fun-for-all-ages workshop. Pre-registration is required for this event. Register at For more information or to register, visit

The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers. To learn more about the FPAN Central Region visit and the Florida Museum of Natural History at