Staff Changes

After over 30 years in cultural resources management, SouthArc founding partner Martin Dickinson retired in September 2016.  Although now enjoying lots more time for fishing, boating and travelling, Martin remains available for occasional consultations.

Co-founder Lucy Wayne is now President/CEO of SouthArc.  Long-time graphics manager and senior archaeologist John Davidson has also become a shareholder.

Silver Springs Railroads

Silver Springs State Park-RR tracks-2014During recent archaeological monitoring at Silver Springs State Park, SouthArc was able to identify two of the original railroads that once ran from the City of Ocala to hotels and a wharf located at Silver Springs during the late 19th century.  Due to the cooperation of the construction crew, the railroad remains were preserved in place.