April 11, 2024
News Release Thumbnail With Historic Preservation Month coming up in May, Pasco County’s Planning Services is pleased to announce a unique event through the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). ‘Underwater Archaeology and Florida’s Gulf Coast’ is an educational talk focusing on underwater archaeology basics, including how archaeologists excavate and take notes – under water!

WHAT: Underwater Archaeology Presentation with Planning Services

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: West Pasco Government Center Boardroom
8731 Citizens Drive | New Port Richey

Join us as FPAN’s West Central and Central Regions Director Rachael Kangas and FPAN’s Public Archaeology Coordinator Richard Ott discuss Florida’s Gulf Coast and what we’ve learned from underwater sites in the Gulf.


  • How underwater archaeology works & techniques used
  • Pasco’s potential for information on Florida’s ancient residents from 14K+ years ago
  • Groups throughout our timeline who lived along our ever-changing coastline
  • Reasons guidelines & regulations are in place to follow during land development
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn how Pasco’s Planning Services works with archaeologists while planning for growth and development! There’s a real connection between archaeology and land development – and cultural resource assessment can come from submerged or terrestrial areas.

For more information on local historical preservation, visit mypas.co/HistoricalResources.