Laboratory of Southeastern Archeology
Call for Volunteers
December 19 & 20, 2019
We will meet at the gazebo in the Cedar Key Park near the marina at 8 am each day of fieldwork, boat transportation will be provided to and from the island. Volunteers should come prepared to work outdoors (bug spray, sunscreen, warm clothes/gloves are encouraged). Work days will be around 6-7 hours long, so volunteers should come prepared with water and lunch. Snacks and additional water will be provided as well. The fieldwork will predominately involve trimming vegetation, cleaning headstones, and otherwise preparing for detailed mapping and photography.
About the AOAP: The Atsena Otie Archaeological Project (AOAP), under the direction of UF’s Ken Sassaman, aims to mobilize historical knowledge about past hurricanes in the Cedar Key area to raise public awareness about the future vulnerabilities of changing climate. The early stages of this project involved archival research and digital mapping of the island of Atsena Otie, the primary focus of study. Cemetery clean-up will be followed by detailed mapping and photogrammetry. Data collected will help us to create a 3D reconstruction of Atsena Otie prior to and after the 1896 hurricane event, allowing us to better understand the immediate and long-term effects of storm events on the island community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us via phone or email, both of which are available on the link below.
Link to Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v80zg5RNDF5bl9K0GM7hvPOKu96UwSjiUvkwXulcyzI/edit?usp=sharing