Plantation Archaeology: Methods, Techniques, and Interpretation

MAR. 11




11 A.M. EST


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.

Plantation Archaeology: Methods, Techniques, and Interpretation  

Join archaeologist Gary Ellis from 11 a.m. to noon on March 11 as he shares insights into plantation archaeology and why it’s essential to understand the past, the nature of the archeological inquiry, how it is conducted, and how we arrive at factual conclusions at Chinsegut Hill.

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.