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Free lecture at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (May 13, 2016)

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The lecture on Thursday, June 9th is "Preserving and Interpreting South Florida's Archaeological Remains."

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Topic: "Preserving and Interpreting South Florida's Archaeological Remains"

Presenter: Jorge Zamanillo, Museum Director, HistoryMiami
Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public.

The discovery of archaeological sites in South Florida leads to not only preservation issues and legal battles to save sites but also to the recovery of thousands of artifacts that sometimes are forgotten after they are uncovered. The long term care and interpretation of the remains in the field and in collections across museums and universities is crucial to telling the whole story and engaging future generations.

Jorge Zamanillo will offer his perspective on some of the discoveries in recent history that led to the preservation of major archaeological remains in South Florida and shares how the artifacts and features are preserved, cared for, and interpreted in a museum setting. From The Cutler Fossil Site, to the Miami Circle, and the recent Met Square excavations, different methods of interpretation and what the future holds for archaeology in South Florida will be presented and discussed.

Jorge Zamanillo joined HistoryMiami in 2000 as the Curator of Object Collections. In his role as Museum Director, Jorge is in charge of museum operations, exhibitions, collections, education, and oversees building expansion efforts.

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.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

This year, the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places! #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!