Unit 10
coquina conservation -
taking care of our history

Students learn how archaeologists study and care for Florida’s coquina ruins.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the ways that archaeologists preserve and protect historical coquina ruins.


Resources:

Zomlefer, Wendy and David Giannasi. “Floristic Survey of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine, Florida.” Castanea. Vol. 70 (2005): 222-236.

Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.

Lawson, Charles and John Cornelison. Archaeological Investigations of the San Pablo and San Pedro Bastions at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine, FL. Tallahassee, FL: Southeast Archaeological Center, 2002.

The Conservation and Preservation of Coquina – A Symposium on Historical Building Material in the Coastal Southeast. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flheritage.com/preservation/architecture/coquina/coquina_
document.pdf
>.

Author:

Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com

Student Articles & Activities:

1. What does a coquina conservator do?
2. Fighting Chemical Attacks
3. Fighting Biological Attacks
4. Fighting Human Attacks
5. EXPERIMENT: Choosing the Right Mortar

Vocabulary:

Absorb, Archaeology, Biological, Conservation, Conservator, Contract, Coquina, Erode, Excavate, Expand, Fern, Flex, Foundation, Herbicide, Lichen, Limewash, Mortar, Moss, Repointing, Resource, Species, Structure, Tabby, Vandalism, Vine

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