September is International Underground Railroad Month, so check out this video about freedom seekers in the Tampa Bay area. Following up on our January excavations at the Angola site, a maroon community along the Manatee River that was destroyed in 1821, we have a virtual tour of the lab where we are currently doing the analysis. Plus, learn about Angola's connections to other freedom seekers in The Bahamas from Dr. Rosalyn Howard, professor emeritus from the University of Central Florida, who is lending her wisdom to the project. Thanks to Uzi Baram, who is leading the investigations, Jean Louise Lammie and Mary Maisel for being great lab partners, Becky O'Sullivan and Jeff Moates of FPAN for creating the video, and Vickie Oldham for contributing.
Overview of the January, 2020 archaeological project.
History lies beneath Bradenton’s Riverwalk plan. Researchers find pieces of the story BY RYAN CALLIHAN | SEPTEMBER 02, 2020 A month-long excavation of soon-to-be-developed land is giving researchers a better look at how escaped slaves lived their daily lives in the Angola settlement along the Manatee River. Funded by a grant from Florida’s Department of Historical Resources, archaeologists at New . . .
BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – After a month of sifting through dirt and digging deep into the grounds at Manatee Mineral Springs Park, historic preservation group Reflections of Manatee, along with local archaeologists, have unearthed the history of Bradenton’s first settlers. The rich history of both Native Americans and Angola Freedom Seekers can be traced back to the park’s grounds as . . .
‘Layers of history’ give researchers a peek at how Angola settlers lived in Bradenton BY RYAN CALLIHAN | JANUARY 30, 2020 05:00 AM | LINK TO FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS AND VIDEOS A month-long excavation beneath the Manatee Mineral Springs Park is revealing forgotten details about an early 19th century settlement along the Manatee River. For the past few weeks, . . .
BY ANGIE ANGERS | MANATEE COUNTY | BAY NEWS 9 BRADENTON, Fla. — Sifting through layers of dirt and sediment at Manatee Mineral Springs Park, a team of archaeologists are working to uncover the history of Bradenton’s first settlers. READ FULL ARTICLE WITH VIDEO
Wendi Lane of ABC Action News went the extra distance and wrapped the exhibit at Reflections Visitors Center into her story. Thank You Wendi! BRADENTON, Fla. — Archaeologists only have a few weeks to uncover some important Florida history before the land is made into a city park. The Riverwalk is a staple of downtown Bradenton and it’s about to . . .
By Kimberly Kuizon | Manatee County | FOX 13 News BRADENTON, Fla. – With every sift of dirt, new clues appear, dating back to the 1700s. The story of Manatee Mineral Spring is unfinished. Dr. Uzi Baram, a professor of anthropology and the director of New College’s Archeology Lab, works with his team to unearth it. “Not enough people realize . . .
By Michael Moore Jr., Staff Writer-HeraldTribune.com, January 9, 2020 The excavation costs $100,000 and is being paid for by the City of Bradenton ahead of the Bradenton Riverwalk expansion. A historic preservation group and local archaeologists spent Manatee County’s 165th birthday digging into its past. They’ll spend the next few weeks doing the same until Jan. 31, when the excavation . . .
Archaeologists Excavating Manatee Mineral Springs Park Ahead of Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion By: Sarafina Brooks Posted: Jan 6, 2020 BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – Sifting through dirt and digging deep into the grounds at Manatee Mineral Springs Park, historic preservation group Reflections of Manatee, along with local archaeologists, are hoping to unearth the history of Bradenton’s first settlers. “Although there is very . . .
By Marla Spence | November 21, 2019 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK WITH VIDEO BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) -What lurks beneath the surface of manatee mineral springs? Reflections of Manatee, a local museum and preservation group, got the green light from the Bradenton City Council to move forward with their plans to find out. They’re going to bring in an archaeologist to take a closer . . .
On Saturday, October 19, 2010, in front of the Samuel and Amanda Curry Museum, a special historical marker was unveiled. Thanks for the financial backing of the Curry family and Manatee County Historical Society this sign has become a reality. One side tells the story of the Curry Houses Historic District and the other side recognizes the Freedom Seekers of . . .