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Lecture on Canoes
Location: 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, Florida

Donna Ruhl will give a lecture on "Paddling through the Clues: Direct and Indirect Evidence of Florida's Ancient Dugout Canoes." An archaeobotanist with the Florida Museum of Natural History, she has been actively involved with the excavation of many dugout canoes for the past ten years including the investigation of more than 100 ancient dugout canoes discovered in Newnan's Lake, some dating as much as 5,000 years old, as well as the recent find of the first Florida Gulf coast dugout. She will speak in the classroom at the Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center, at 2:00 p.m.

This is the featured lecture for the fourth annual Calusa Heritage Day. The day-long event focuses on regional archaeology, history, and ecology. Art, music, and replicative technologies are included. Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. All proceeds benefit the education and research programs of the Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center.


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