Video of site excavation and interview with Prof. Uzi Baram
Sarasota Observer, January 4, 2016
Local archaeologists are starting the new year by digging into the past at Phillippi Estate Park.
Phillippi Estate Park, located at the end of Phillippi Creek is home to one of the more historical residences in Sarasota County the Edson Keith Mansion. But thousands of years before the house was built it was home to some of the first Sarasotans.
In 1988 shortly after Sarasota County purchased the property to make it into a park archaeologists identified three archaeological sites.
“We’re trying to understand better the archaeological records of these county-owned lands,” said Uzi Baram, professor of anthropology at New College.