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For Immediate Release:
February 23, 2015
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

Free Lecture at the Deering Estate at Cutler: ''Biscayne National Park: Long Reef Cannon Site and the Black Wreck''


(MIAMI, February 23, 2015) - 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 at 7 p.m.  Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 S.W. 72 Avenue. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Topic: “Biscayne National Park:  Long Reef Cannon Site and the Black Wreck”
Presenter: Joshua Marano
Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

Within sight of Downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne National Park is a unique environment with evidence of 10,000 years of human history from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Come and hear maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano discuss his involvement with the archaeological excavation of the Long Reef Cannon Site and the Black Wreck located within Biscayne National Park.

Joshua Marano is a recent graduate from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies and has earned a MA degree in maritime history and nautical archaeology where his research focused on the application of social theory to maritime archaeology. He is currently working at Biscayne National Park. Mr. Marano has previously been employed as an archaeological technician for the State of North Carolina and has participated in several major maritime archaeological projects. In addition to his interest in archaeology, Marano is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve where he serves as a Second Class Petty Officer at the USCG Station in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 S.W. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 p.m. (October – May). DeeringAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.

About the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida (ASSF) was established in 1949. The ASSF operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, serves as a focal point for local archaeology enthusiasts and professionals in the field, and helps to promote knowledge and appreciation of native archaeological and historical sites in the South Florida area.