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Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Archaeologists dig up history at Phillippi Estate Park

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Kris Brzostek points out an indent on a Quahog or hard-shell clam that could have been used as a tool by natives.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Garrett Murto explains to members of the public what the crew has found in the first day of digging.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Archaeologist George Luer donated his time to help with the excavation.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Second year New College student Kriz Brzostek inspects a Quahog or hard-shell clam that was found.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Robert Bowers, a University of South Florida Ph.D student, sifts through dirt looking for remnants of shellfish.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Volunteer Roxanne Williamson holds up a 10-pound bag of shells found on the grounds of Phillippi Estate Park.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Shells come to the surface to reveal a diet of shellfish in the Prodie Midden Site, believed to have been occupied between 2,500 to 1,200 years ago.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Sarasota County Archaeologist Steve Koski and Dr. Uzi Baram of New College discuss the one of the sections of the Prodie Midden Site being excavated at Phillippi Estate Park.

Phillippi Estate Park Archaeologic Dig

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 |

Bags full of shells were collected at the site on the first day of the excavation.

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