Conference on Public Archaeology

September 22, 2023 – September 23, 2023 all-day
Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network will host the first ever Conference on Public Archaeology on September 22-23, 2023, in Pensacola, Florida! Workshops, panels, roundtables, and special events will provide a dedicated space for public-minded archaeologists and cultural heritage practitioners to share experiences and to consider pressing issues within the discipline.

Project Archaeology Staff and National Network members will highlight the successes and possibilities of the dynamic Project Archaeology program. A heritage education roundtable discussion, a Painted Bluff Rock Art mini-workshop, and a Section 106 creative mitigation poster are on the docket during the two-day conference.

Friday, September 22nd

“Project Archaeology: Discover the Past, Shape the Future through Heritage Education” roundtable discussion
Participants: Samantha Kirkley (Southern Utah University), Lianne Bennett (Deland High School), M. Anne Dorland (New South Associates), Jen Knutson (University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum), and Maegan Smith (Louisiana Office of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism)

“The Creative Mitigation Potential of Project Archaeology” poster
Meg Gaillard (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program), M. Anne Dorland (New South Associates, Inc.), Jeanne M. Moe (Project Archaeology)

Saturday, September 23rd

“Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art: An Introduction to Project Archaeology Curricula” mini-workshop
Participants: Jen Knutson (USA Archaeology Museum), M. Anne Dorland (New South Associates), Sarah Bennett (Project Archaeology), Samantha Kirkley (Project Archaeology)

The Florida Public Archaeology Network is hosting this conference. Project Archaeology will participate in the event. For more information about the first Conference on Public Archaeology, visit

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