​​Jacksonville Society
Archaeological Institute of America

Upcoming Events

Past Events

International Archaeology Day 
Archaeology Fair and Lecture
Beaches Museum and History Park
​Held October 15, 2016

    About the dig:

In 1684, the Spanish decided to move their Mission San Buenaventura de Guadalquini from St. Simons Island, Georgia, to protect the community from French and English slave raiders. The group, comprised of mostly Native Americans, relocated to Black Hammock Island, Florida, and the new mission was referred to as Santa Cruz y Buenaventura de Guadalquini, often called simply Mission Santa Cruz. It was inhabited from 1684 until 1696. Two previous excavations conducted by the University of North Florida(UNF) established the location of the mission. This public archaeological field school will further develop the conclusions reached during the previous excavations.

Public Archaeological Field School 2015
Hosted by the NPS, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
Held June 15-19 & June 22-26, 2015

International Archaeology Day 
Archaeology Fair and Lecture
Beaches Museum and History Park October 21, 2017


International Archaeology Day

Archaeology Fair and Lecture

Beaches Museum and History Park

​Held October 17, 2015