Florida Projectile Points -- The Tools of our First Residents
Name: Florida Projectile Points -- The Tools of our First Residents
Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Our presenter will be Dr. Mark Barrow. Dr. Barrow was born and raised in Crestview, Florida. He received his BS from UF in 1956, his MD in 1960, and PhD in anatomy in 1968. He served as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UF, from 1969 to 1972 and then went into private practice. Dr. Barrow has been collecting the history of Alachua County, Gainesville, and the University of Florida for over fifty years. Dr. Barrow and his wife, Mary were the catalyst in revitalizing the Historic Duck Pond Neighborhood and Southeast Historic District of Gainesville. They helped found the historic preservation movement in Gainesville. Mrs. Barrow was a founding Board member of Historic Gainesville and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Dr. Barrow was instrumental in the establishing of the Matheson History Museum which contains his collections, papers, and books. Dr. Barrow will share information on the projectile points that have been discovered throughout Florida and how they have been identified and classified by shape, size, function, location, and date range. You won't want to miss this glimpse into the oldest known human made objects found in Florida.