What the kits look like standing (will laminate cover and affix to front, top will have contents list). Kit periscopes out. On wheels- kits get very heavy with coquina in them!

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What you'll find inside:

Printed Material (in see through folder pouch)

  • Archaeology of the New Smyrna Colony by SE Volusia Historical Society
  • Coquina (ko-kee-na) by Jean Parker Waterbury
  • The History of Castillo De San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida (NPS)
  • Musqueto Newsletter featuring Smyrna Maps, ST Volusia Historical Society
  • Laminated “Settling Smyrnea” article from British Archaeology
  • A History of the Huguenot Cemetery 1821-1884, St Augustine, Florida
    by Florence Mitchell
  • The Plantation Ruins of Northeast Florida: A Field Guide
  • Florida Native American Heritage Trail by Brenda Swan and Florida Heritage
  • Florida Archaeology: An Overview by FAS
  • Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for 4th-7th Grades
    by Project Archaeology


  • Smyrnea Lost and Found: a film by George Sibley


  • Trowel
  • Spatula
  • Microspatulas
  • Foam Brush
  • Small Brush

Lesson Plan Materials

  • Coquina Shell Sample
  • Indigo Seeds Sample
  • Cotton Balls
  • Rosemary Seeds (donated material)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Limestone Gravel
  • Elmers Glue
  • Grape Jelly (donated material)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Caravaca Cross Replica
  • Cups, bowls
  • Hammer

Conservator Materials

  • Cut Coquina Blocks
  • Mortar Slides (tool used to match mortar)
  • Mortar Aggregate Samples
  • Can add more from Sass’s suggested list if desired


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