This collection includes nearly 800 items donated by W.R. “Butch” Evans in summer 2011. Evans, a resident of Pinellas County, collected the artifacts, chert, pottery sherds, lithic tools, shell tools, and other items while exploring coastal areas and estuaries of Florida. He located “surface finds,” items providing evidence of pre-Columbian settlements that appeared along beaches, river beds and shorelines, and other similar areas of Florida. Out of respect for those middens and mounds remaining, Evans did not violate or desecrate historical sites while collecting these materials. This catalog represents a preliminary inventory of the materials in the W.R. “Butch” Evans Collection.
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections and University Archives.; Schnur, James Anthony; Evans, W. R. (Butch); Musella, Samantha; and Mullenix, Sylvia Martinez, "W. R. "Butch" Evans Collection of Pre-Columbian Surface Artifacts : Catalogue of Accessions in Original Order" (2012). Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items. 42.
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