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: PRESENTATIONS AND POSTS        

Time Sifters Archaeology Society is pleased to announce our 2017—2018 schedule of presentations.
All lectures will be at the Selby Library, 1331 First Street in downtown Sarasota at 6:00 PM and are free. Each presentation will be about one hour with time for questions and answers. Please come and join us.

September 20, 2017 Dr. David Miano The Trojan War: The Myth vs. the Reality
October 18, 2017 Dr. Steven Derfler Excavating the Byzantine Church at Tel Kerioth
November 15, 2017 Joe Hoyt U576 & the Battle of the Atlantic
January 17, 2018 Smitty Smith Archaeology Year in Review
February 21, 2018 Ron McCarty Ca’d Zan: The House of John Ringling
March 21, 2018 William M. Stanton Monumental Mound Complexes of Northwest Florida
April 18, 2018 Student Papers 
May 16, 2018 Dr. Uzi Baram The Latest Archaeology in Israel


RECENT POSTS

MAY 2017 PRESENTATION VIDEO

Gradiometers, Copper Plates, & Mounds : A History of the Etowah Site Presented by Dr. Adam King, Research Associate Professor, SC Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of South Carolina The Etowah site is a large town … READ FULL ARTICLE

APRIL 2017 PRESENTATION VIDEO – Dating Game: Palmer Mound Pots & People

The Dating Game: Palmer Mound Pots & People By Maranda Kles, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette The Palmer mound site is located at Historic Spanish Point in south Sarasota County. Recent research has … READ FULL ARTICLE