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Dr. Rachel Wentz, RPA of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, presents an archaeology series in honor of Florida Archaeology Month.
The History of the Human Skeleton
North Orange Branch
Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m.
The human skeleton has intrigued, haunted, and amazed mankind through history. Explore the many uses of human remains and how our bones serve as symbolism within human culture.
Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died
West Oaks Branch
Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m.
Take a look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine cause of death through the analysis of human skeletal remains. Explore the vital role trauma analysis plays in forensics and how forensic anthropologists assist law enforcement in solving homicides.
Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic
Orlando Public Library, Library Central
Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m.
Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-year-old Windover archaeological site was a pond used for the interment of the dead, and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses have provided insight into the life and health of people during Florida’s Archaic period.
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