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History of coquina in Florida

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Begins: July 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Ends: July 26, 2018 3:00 pm

Coquina is a conglomerate rock unique to Florida’s east coast. Beginning in the 1590s when the Spanish first established quarries, coquina was used to build every type of structure from the historic period: forts, plantations, sugar mills, houses, businesses, even cemeteries.

Emily Jane Murray of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss regional coquina ruin sites and focus on the role of this material in Florida history during a free presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Reservations are not required for the free program. For more information, call 386-322-5152, option 4.