Traces of Our Past Lecture: Archaeology in the Archives, Nov. 18

On Wednesday, November 18, Jerry Milanich from the Florida Museum of Natural History will give a lecture entitled: “Archaeology in the Archives: The Seminole Indian Photographs of Julian Dimock, 1905-1910.”   The lecture will take place at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion at 6:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Public Archaeology Lab at New College of Florida and Time Sifters Archaeological Society, with funding from the Florida Humanities Council. The talk is free and open to the public.

Archaeologists in Florida don’t always dig in the dirt. We also uncover information in libraries, museums, and archives that can inform and enhance archaeological discoveries and our understanding of the past. Such is the case with nearly 2000 glass negatives found in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Taken by former New York stockbroker Julian Dimock, the collection of fascinating Florida images includes more than 200 of Seminole Indians taken between 1905 and 1910.

The series runs through May 2010 on the third Wednesday of every other month in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Guest speakers represent the University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Time Sifters Archaeology Society was formed in 1986 and is dedicated to preservation, education and research. The society has assisted trained archaeologists in a number of excavations, sponsored and/or participated in outreach programs such as Trail of the Lost Tribes and Looking for Angola, and provided significant support contributing to the preservation of local archaeological resources. Time Sifters sponsors eight lectures each year. For more information visit the Time Sifters home page.

The New College Public Archaeology Laboratory (NCPAL) is committed to facilitating education, outreach and the study of archaeology within a broader anthropological and interdisciplinary context.  As both a physical space and intellectual project curated by New College students and faculty, NCPAL is dedicated to the ethical advancement of knowledge about past human cultures and societies in order to engage with social issues of the present.  Utilizing the rich resources of the region’s diverse communities, NCPAL produces and disseminates valuable knowledge of our shared cultural heritage.

Due to limited seating, reservations are highly recommended. Contact the New College Events Office at (941) 487-4888 or email

To visit the Traces of Our Past home page, click here.

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