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When Worlds Collide: The Mocama and French Perspectives

February 28, 2012 - February 28, 2012 6:30 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. presentation
Old St. Andrew's Church
317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Dr. Robert Thunen and Dr. Keith Ashley will give a presentation at Old St. Andrew's Church in downtown Jacksonville.

Professors at University of North Florida’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Robert Thunen and Dr. Keith Ashley direct and coordinate the UNF Archaeology Research Lab. A Faculty Fellow and Lab Director, Dr. Thunen’s archeological excavations include Big Talbot Island, the Timucuan Preserve, Black Hammock Island and the search for Ft. Caroline. Dr. Ashley’s research and excavations range from 4,000 year old shell middens along the Atlantic Coast to Creek Indian Villages of Central Alabama. He is noted for research on the “contact-era” Mocama-speaking Timucua of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Dr. Thunen and Dr. Ashley are currently involved in projects to locate the actual site of Ft. Caroline. The Mocama of North Florida, Ribault’s arrival at the “River May,” and the professor’s search for Ft. Caroline highlight the presentation.