2020 Barton Grant Recipient: Sean Norman

The $500 annual US Army Ret. Lt. Col. Cornelius W. Barton Military Project Grant was awarded to Sean Norman. He is the acting Executive Director of Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) of Crystal River, Fl and he is working on a number of Second Seminole Indian War sites in central Florida. GARI has done a great deal of work locating and advising the reconstruction of Fort King in Ocala, Fl. As with most conflict archaeological sites, Seminole War battle areas usually cover much ground. Accurate data collection is problematic when working in large open-field farm areas . Because he has a very limited budget, Sean applied for the grant to purchase a Garmin hand-held GPS to improve the accuracy of mapping artifact locations. BRAVO found this to be a very noteworthy request and selected Sean as the 2020 recipient. Congratulations Sean!

Sean Norman (left) receiving the US Army Retired Lt. Col. Cornelius W. Barton Military Project Grant check from Dan Sivilich, President of BRAVO, at Fort King with proper social distancing!

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