March 16, 2017

14,000 years of Climate Change in North Florida
Speaker, Archeologist Jim Dunbar

James Dunbar

James Dunbar

Thursday, March  16
Reception:  7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting:  7:15 p.m.
Program:  7:30 p.m.
Location:  The King Life Sciences Building, 319 Stadium Drive, FSU, 32304
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Jim Dunbar will discuss climate change during the past 14,000 years that people have inhabited the karst areas of North Florida (including Wakulla Springs) and how changing sea levels affected the geography and diversity of food sources. According to Jim, the most important archaeological and paleontological resources in the Americas still remain undiscovered at Wakulla Springs. Jim provides a fresh perspective on the distant past and an original way of thinking about early life on the land mass we call Florida.

Jim retired after more than 35 years of service with the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research. He currently serves as an archaeological consultant and is a founder of the Aucilla Research Institute, IncHe has been the field supervisor and Senior Archaeologist with the Division of Historical Resources Bureau of Archaeological Research. He does Archaeological Consulting for FSU and has provided consulting for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Depart. Of Law enforcement. Read more about Jim’s research at his FSU web page