FLSS Quarterly Fall 2019 Membership Meeting
"Scientifically Dating North Port"
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00PM
Jockey Club Community Center
3050 Pan American Blvd
North Port, Florida 34287
Archaeologist George Luer spoke about dating North Port’s past. He discussed relative dating (based on artifacts) and chronometric dating (using radiocarbon analysis). These methods have been applied to locations such as Warm Mineral Springs, Little Salt Spring, Nona Site, and others.
Sixty years ago, scientists began to obtain radiocarbon dates from North Port. The dates grew in number during diverse projects, and many were unpublished. Recently, George and fellow archaeologist Dorothy Block compiled them, putting 164 dates in standardized format for comparison and use, and publishing them in The Florida Anthropologist (March 2019). This information is valuable for present and future understanding of North Port’s past.
George and Dorothy are professional archaeologists who bring more than 60 combined years of experience in Florida archaeology. Both are Florida natives and members of Friends of Little Salt Spring.
Partners In Preservation
Friends of Little Salt Spring
North Port Friends of Wildlife
Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
Warm Mineral Spring/Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society
Florida Anthropological Society
The Shark Brothers - Sean and Brooks Paxton
Allamanda Garden Club of North Port
There will be a brief business meeting at the beginning of the public meeting.
What is FLSS Inc.?
What is Little Salt Spring?
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FLSS Inc. was formed by a handful of interested local North Port residents early in 2012 and has grown today into a membership of several hundred.
The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. recognize the cultural and natural significance of Little Salt Spring and see the outstanding potential of the site and the surrounding area.
FLSS Inc. is poised to provide volunteer opportunities for site stewardship, land management, maintenance, research, public outreach and local fundraising efforts.
Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve is a 112-acre parcel of land located in south Sarasota County in the City of North Port. The site contains a 260-foot wide by 250-foot deep sinkhole where evidence of Florida's earliest inhabitants has been found in the sediments of the 40-foot deep basin and the 90-foot ledge of the spring.
During the late Pleistocene and early Holocene, 8,600 to 12,000 radio carbon years ago, the site was a wetland oasis in an arid environment attracting extinct animals, such as giant tortoises and ground sloths, as well as the people who hunted them. Read more about LSS here ...
FLSS Inc. welcomes members from around the region, around the USA and around the world. There are four Membership Categories. Individual Membership for One Year is $10, Additional Family Members are $5 each. Business Membership is $50 and Corporate Membership is $100.
During this year of transition, the main goal of FLSS is Outreach to build awareness of LSS and the importance of saving it.
FLSS Inc. gladly accepts new members. From this website you can join our group. Join here ...