Event Date: March 8, 2023 12:00 am


Friends of the Mound House Annual Meeting

Featuring lectures from Dr. Isabelle Holland-Lulewicz, Dr. Michelle LeFebvre, and Dr. Victor Thompson!

March 8, 2022, 4:30 P.M. at Mound House

Friends of the Mound House Meeting Schedule

Join the Friends of the Mound House at the Mound House on March 8th, at 4:30pm as the Mound House hosts its first in-person program in six months!

4:30 p.m. The evening will start with a short reception with wine and cheese.

5:00 p.m. Dr. Michelle LeFebvre, Dr. Isabelle Holland-Lulewicz, and Dr. Victor Thompson will give us an update on their recent work on the Mound Key and Pineland sites as well as a recap on the archaeological conservation project at the Mound House that took place in September 2022.

6:00 p.m. After the lectures stay for a report from the Friends of the Mound House on their latest efforts to continue supporting the Mound House with an election concluding the meeting.

7:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Dr. Michelle LeFebvre

Dr. Michelle LeFebvre is an Assistant Curator of Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida), the Assistant Director of the Randell Research Center, and the Curator of the South Florida People & Environments exhibit. Centered within the synergy of culture and biology, her research foci include the investigation long-term trends in human-environment engagements with an eye toward understanding the development of socio-ecological systems, how Indigenous biocultural legacies shape contemporary biodiversity, and how deep-time historical ecological perspectives may aid cultural and biological conservation priorities and efforts of local communities.


Dr. Isabelle Holland-Lulewicz

Dr. Isabelle Holland-Lulewicz is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Faculty in Climate Science, and director of the Socio-Ecological Histories of Estuarine Landscapes (SHEL) Lab at Pennsylvania State University. Her primary research program focuses on human-environment dynamics in the US Southeast and specializes in zooarchaeological analyses of vertebrates and invertebrates, stable isotope analyses of marine shell, and chronological modeling.

Dr. Victor Thompson

Victor Thompson is Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Laboratory of Archaeology at the University of Georgia. He studies significant transitions in human history, specializing in the application of archaeological science to the study of collective social formations and the historical ecology of wetland and coastal environments. In the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts, his recent research focuses on socioecological histories and zooarchaeological indicators to achieve high resolution, localized histories of human-climate dynamics. More broadly, his work centers on the nature of Indigenous governance by addressing cases that demonstrate the variability in the forms that democratic institutions might take. He is also engaged with NAGPRA (Native American Graves and Repatriation Act), to make sure that ancestors cared for by UGA are treated respectfully and repatriated to their descendent communities.

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