Caribbean Natural History from a Native Perspective
by Dr. Lisabeth A. Carlson and Dr. William Keegan
SEARCH Principal Investigator Lisabeth (Betsy) Carlson and William Keegan, curator of Caribbean Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, have published this series of essays compiled from their years of study of Caribbean cultures, and in particular, the Taino people. The book, published by the University of Alabama Press, focuses on the relationship between the Tainos of the past, revealed through archaeological investigations, and the present natural history of the islands of the West Indies.
Talking Taino can be ordered through the University of Alabama Press (800) 621-2736. Click here to see more about this book on the University of Alabama press website.
Thinking About Significance, a collection of essays by Dr. Robert J. Austin
Thinking About Significance is a collection of essays that resulted from a one day professional development workshop on cultural resource management issues sponsored by the Florida Archaeological Council. Contributors include representatives of federal and state agencies, private consulting firms, academia, and Native American tribes. Transcripts of the discussions between workshop participants also are included and provide a broader perspective to the issues discussed. An appendix provides summaries of relevant federal and state cultural resource laws.
CRM Journal: “The issues discussed in Thinking About Significance are core to the policy and practice of
historic preservation…The concluding chapter is worth the price of the book” –
Barbara J. Little, National Park Service
Journal of Field Archaeology: “…gentle, but plainspoken…It is a worthwhile addition to
the U.S. and world CRM process and literature…The
creators of these Proceedings…have set a great example of quality information
and attitudes for stewards. I commend
this volume to the frontal lobes of this world’s archaeologists, descendents,
and citizens who accept this responsibility for our archaeologically-known and
diverse human pasts”
– Bruce Rippeteau, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology
Southeastern Archaeology: “Thinking About Significance…should be widely read…The topics
covered are of broad interest and applicability”
– Raimie A. Gougeon, Panamerican
Anthropologist: “…will be widely cited for years
to come. It is well worth reading”
Louis D. Tesar, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
SEARCH Maritime Archaeologist Jason Burns' 2003 Book on the Norwegian Ship Catharine was Featured in the February 2008 Issue of Scuba News.
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)/Acceler8 Multiyear General Services Contracts Awards
In November 2007, SEARCH was selected as the top-ranked firm for two contracts to provide SFWMD/Accerler8 with cultural resource services across south Florida and the Florida Everglades. The contracts are:
5-year/8-million dollar Comprehensive Archaeological/Historical Survey and Services
5-year/2-million dollar Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Surveys, Monitoring & Training
SEARCH awarded Underwater Archaeology Project in Saipan
In October 2007, the Division of Historic Preservation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) awarded the SEARCH Maritime Division a contract to conduct a remote sensing survey of the submerged remains of historic World War II-era resources.
County-wide GIS Archaeology Site Probability Model and Architectural History Survey, Charlotte County, Florida
In September 2007, Charlotte County, Florida selected SEARCH to develop a GIS-based archaeology site probability model as well as an architectural history survey across the County.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE) IDIQ Award
In July 2007, SEARCH was selected for a 5-year/5-million dollar IDIQ contract to provide "Architectural, Archaeological, and Cultural Resources Studies and Documentation of Historical Properties within the NAVFAC SE." The Area of Responsibility (AOR) for this contract includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. Also included are the Gulf of Mexico and the oceanic and riverine waters within the NAVFAC SE AOR.
SEARCH Develops GIS Screening Tool for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
As part of a multi-year general services contract with the FDOT District 4, SEARCH developed a GIS-based screening tool that allows FDOT Environmental Management Office staff to efficiently review projects for potential involvement with cultural resources, contaminated sites, threatened and endangered wildlife, wetlands, and 4(f) properties.
Underwater Archaeology Public Outreach Book Features SEARCH Maritime Project Manager
SEARCH Maritime Archaeology Project Manager, Jason M. Burns, M.A. had a chapter titled “Refocusing on Georgia’s Rivers: The Role of Maritime Historical Archaeology in Waterfront Revitalization” published in Out of the Blue: Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources by Springer Press in 2007.
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SEARCH President Anne V. Stokes, Ph.D. has Chapter Published in Book on Prehistory of Puerto Rico
Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Native Puerto Rico published by University of Alabama Press includes a chapter written by SEARCH President Anne V. Stokes, Ph.D. Her publication is titled “Ceramic Age Dietary Patterns in Puerto Rico: Stable Isotopes and Island Biogeography” and it examines dietary trends learned from skeletal carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on Puerto Rico as well as across the Caribbean.
SEARCH Maritime Archaeology Division Completes Diver Investigations on Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck, Lewes Delaware
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SEARCH Vice President, James Pochurek Selected as Environmental Ambassador of the Year by Jhane Barnes and Men's Journal Magazine
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