11 A.M. EST
Chinsegut Hill Historic Site
Archaeologists carefully remove layers of sediment as they look for clues from Chinsegut Hill’s past.
The Archaeology of Chinsegut Hill
Join archaeologist Gary Ellis from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 11, for an overview of the site and how archaeology has been used to verify the historical record at Chinsegut Hill. There will also be time for Q&A. This program is free, though advance registration is required.
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.