The Pensacola Archaeological Society, PAS, is a group of people of all ages with an interest in archaeology. PAS has about 100 members and they come from diverse backgrounds, but all have an interest in preserving, protecting and studying our past cultures through archaeological investigations and the historical record. Each meeting includes a little business, updates on the archaeological work being done locally and state wide, a presentation about some aspect of archaeology and a social period with refreshments at the end. The meetings last about 1.5 hours.
We work closely with the Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida and furnish volunteer workers for many of their field and lab projects. Members ALSO participate in public archaeology projects in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida in cooperation with the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), Northwest Region. These events include the Florida Archaeology Month celebrations held each year during March, Archaeology Day events and lab activities throughout the year.
Annual DUES are only $6 for students, $15 for individuals, $20 for families and we offer a $200 life membership. Members receive a monthly newsletter, opportunities to participate in "members only" events each year and the chance to meet and work with many nice people. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty, there are always lab opportunities at UWF and FPAN and often field opportunities associated with the public archaeology projects.In addition to public outreach projects, twice a year in March and October PAS presents up to two $400 Student Awards grants to UWF Archaeology students. The students use the funds for such things as attending a regional or national conference to present papers or posters, traveling to do research on their thesis topics or funding radiocarbon dates. Applications and submission information can be found at these links: PAS Student Award Form and PAS Student Award Announcement
For more information on how to join and what we do check out the PAS brochure, which also includes a membership application.
University of West Florida Archaeology Lab - Open Fridays from 10am - 2pm until November.
Building 13, Room 302, University of West Florida, Pensacola.
Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center, Building 81, on campus to pick up a parking pass.
Contact: Jan Lloyd, 850-474-2087, firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Center Lab - Tues and Weds 10 am - 4 pm
207 East Main Street (downtown in the old L & N Marine Terminal), Pensacola.
Contact: Nicole Bucchino, 850-595-0059
PLEASE CALL to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.
P. O. BOX 13251
PENSACOLA, FL 32591
PHONE: 850-474-2087 (Ask for Jan)