Gift Options

Boating, scuba diving, archaeology and camping are all equipment intensive activities. The science of remote-site underwater archaeology, requiring a synthesis of all these disciplines, is of necessity extremely "gear" intensive. The Aucilla River Prehistory Project has survived since its inaugural year of 1983 solely because volunteers have contributed not only their considerable talent, but also their expensive personal equipment as well.

While we salute the many individuals, institutions and organizations for their generous support, we believe that if we are to continue exploring these world-class archaeological sites safely, professionally, and efficiently, the ARPP must itself acquire the equipment and services necessary to accomplish its missions.

In the course of preparing funding request documents, we have designated the project's long term objectives. Fulfilling these objectives requires specialized equipment and a variety of services.

While we have proposed substantial requests to a number of private, state and federal agencies, we also count on your continued support by private donations.

If you wish to help our multidisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers accomplish any of these objectives, we will be deeply indebted. Listed below are some key goals. Donations in any amount or form are administered through the University of Florida Foundation, and are tax deductible to the limits of the law. Please contact:

Dr. S. David Webb
FLMNH
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800

Suggested Gifts

Need: To upgrade Aucilla River site data recording.
Item: CAD-CAM software
Cost: $500

Need: To mail Aucilla River Times.
Item: Bulk mailing and labeling
Cost: $250

Need: Diverís safety recall device
Cost: $600

Need: To excavate tough clays on river bottom.
Item: Six Marshalltown trowels
Cost: $50

Need: Direct date on rare bone artifact.
Item: Carbon date on bone apatite
Cost: $1100 at Boulder, CO, lab

Need: Modern oxygen delivery system
Item: DAN oxygen first-aid kit
Cost: $400