19 Photos - Jul 20, 2012
Video: Dredge platform at Page-Ladson site. July 2012.  Definitely has lots of interesting Paleoindian information in its waters. http://www.anthro.fsu.edu/pdf/Aucilla-Paleohydrology_14C_and_Cal_BP.pdfVideo: Dr. Jim Dunbar at Page-Ladson (Dunbar, FSU Anthro. Ph.D., Spring 2012). July 2012.  The Paleoindian period is what Dunbar and Thulman are most interested in http://www.anthro.fsu.edu/pdf/Dunbar-Hemmings_Florida_Paleoindian_Points_and_Knives_II2004.pdfVideo: Lot of water flowing into the area with all the June rains.Video: We plan on doing some Geoprobe work here in the fall.  When the Paleoindians were here it was not a swamp like it is today. It would have been much drier http://www.anthro.fsu.edu/pdf/grimmetalclimate.pdfVideo: Wet and dry components do exist, but, in a way, you are never really 'dry' at some of these sites! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page-Ladson_prehistory_siteVideo: With the heavy rains it is like diving in a glass of tea - tannin really colors the water.Video: Water does not look deep here but it really is.Video: Little 'dry' back channel, one of many, that carry a lot of water during heavy rains and flooding.  There was probably a meter of water over this entire area during the big rains of June 2012.Photo: The terrain around Page-Ladson.Photo: Dr. Ryan Duggins, at the Page-Ladson site (June 2012).Photo: All sorts of things get carried down the stream when the water is high. Just another day at the 'office'.Photo: In addition to his GIS modeling skills, Dr. Duggins also has a certain knack with pumps.Photo: Sometimes they run, sometimes they don't.Photo: Divers down.Video: A few mosquitos flocking to welcome Dr. Mike Waters and colleagues  ( far left)Texas A & M) to the Page-Ladson site.Video: Lots of equipment is involved in even these 'shallow' underwater operations.Photo: Lot's of waiting is also involved.Photo: Drying wetsuits at Page-Ladson.  July 2012Photo: G. Farr (FSU Anthropology MA)  logging dives at Page-Ladson (July 2012).