Seahorse Key, one of the keys that make up the Cedar Keys NWR, is again the site of archaeology work by the University of Florida's Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology. Dr. Ken Sassaman and doctoral student Ginessa Mahar, along with two other students are working with the Seahorse Key Marine Lab.
Ms. Mahar, an ethnoarchaeologist, is continuing her earlier work on the ancient fishing technologies employed along the Florida Gulf Coast. She will be integrating both archaeological and ethnographic methods to interpret the past human-environmental interactions along Florida’s coast.
The team will also continue study of some previously explored archaeological sites on Seahorse Key. Active archaeological research such as this helps to shape the understanding of past cultures on Seahorse Key and in the surrounding areas. It enables even better management of the islands in the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.