CHINSEGUT HILL ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

How Artifacts Tell the Story of Plantation Life
REGISTER

APRIL 8

COST:

$0

WHEN:

11 A.M. EST

WHERE:

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL 34601

 

Gulf Archaeology Research Institute team, Chinsegut Hill Historic Site, archaeological dig photo

Archaeologists carefully remove layers of sediment as they look for clues from Chinsegut Hill’s past.

How Artifacts Tell the Story of Plantation Life  

Join archaeologist Gary Ellis from 11 a.m. to noon on April 8 to learn about the results of three seasons of archaeological work at Chinsegut Hill and how they begin to tell the story of plantation life on the Hill with supporting artifacts and graphics.

For nearly a year, the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute team has been excavating the grounds around Chinsegut Hill layer by layer to offer us a glimpse into the lives of indigenous peoples, enslaved people, and early settlers. Archaeologist Gary Ellis has more than 40 years of experience and has contributed to the archaeological study of the Seminole Wars (1817 to 1858) and worked with the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Program and the State of Florida to investigate more than seven-period forts and six major battlefields.