We are a non-profit association of professional and amateur archaeologists, plus interested citizens of Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Southwest Florida, USA.
TIME SIFTERS ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY
DEDICATED TO DISCOVERING AND PRESERVING ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE
Since its inception in 1986, TSAS has assisted archaeologists in major excavations throughout southwest Florida. Members participated in excavations and in creating ‘A Window to the Past’ exhibition inside of a prehistoric shell mound at Historic Spanish Point. Time Sifters has sponsored and/or participated in the successful outreach programs; “Trail of Florida's Indian Heritage” and “Looking for Angola”. Over the decades, TSAS has provided significant support contributing to the preservation of local archaeological resources. TSAS is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society, and supports local anthropology programs at New College of Florida, including sponsoring a paper competition for college students.
NOTES FROM A TIME SIFTER
JANUARY 2017 PRESENTATION
Archaeology Year in Review 2016: Darwin "Smitty" Smith,Vice President of Time Sifters
Returning for the third year, Time Sifters VP “Smitty” Smith presents the 2016 archaeological year in review. Smitty reviews dozens of significant reports of archaeological discoveries around the world before narrowing it down to eight to present to us. He reminds us there is more to archaeology than just the classical civilizations, and his presentation tries to capture how large the field of discovery has become. He also highlights some of the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The videos in the presentation played without sound in the above video. The links to them are below.
Video one for the Plaque Pit - Crossrail
Video two for Page-Ladson Site
Video three about the Philistines