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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2012

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Jennifer Tisthammer
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Free Lecture at the Deering Estate at Cutler ''Digging Miami''


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The next lecture is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Topic: "Digging Miami"
Presenter: Robert Carr

The pace of change of Miami since its incorporation in 1896 is staggering. Miami's development continually erases monuments and traces of indigenous people and historic pioneers while ironically leading to previously undiscovered archaeological treasures that have lain undiscovered for centuries.  In Digging Miami, Robert Carr traces the rich 11,000 year human heritage of the Miami area from its first inhabitants through the arrival of European settlers and up to the early twentieth century. Carr was Dade County's first archaeologist, later historic preservation director, and held the position at a time when redevelopment efforts unearthed dozens of impressive archaeological sites, including the Cutler site, discovered in 1985, and the controversial Miami Circle, found in 1998. Digging Miami presents a unique anatomy of this fascinating city, dispelling the myth that its history is merely a century old.

Currently the Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc., Bob Carr's career spans over thirty years.  As Dade County's first archaeologist, he was instrumental in the implementation of the Historical Sites Preservation Ordinance.  Carr is prolific writer, from trade periodicals to technical reports, to books.

Join us on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Deering Estate Auditorium, 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami.  Hope to see you there.  Bring some friends for this informative and truly fascinating presentation.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the educational and cultural programs, please visit Deering Estate.


 

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