AVON PARK, Fla. – Sept. 8, 2016 – The Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy will kick of its 2016-17 speaker series Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., on the Highlands Campus of South Florida State College.

Dr. David Butler, the principal investigator at the Blueberry archaeological dig site in Highlands County, will offer an update on the results of current research at the site.

Dr. Butler’s talk will also feature developments related to his recent presentation at the Florida Anthropological Society and an update on Mound B at the Blueberry site. He will highlight the significance of findings at two points at the site, units TU 7 and 8.

SFSC will host this first talk in a room different from the customary meeting location. Dr. Butler will speak in Building B, Room 112, which is directly across from the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts at SFSC.

Dr. Butler has more than 20 years of experience studying Florida archaeology. He taught anthropology and archaeology at the college-level before joining Full Sail University, where he teaches on the intersection of anthropology and the Internet.

Dr. Butler has designed a new website for the conservancy and will debut it during the meeting.

The Highlands Campus of South Florida State College is located at 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. For more information, call Anne Reynolds at 863-840-3995.