On Thursday, the University of West Florida will make a major announcement.

In a statement released today, officials said the UWF archaeology program will host a press conference Thursday to announce an archaeological discovery in Pensacola.

When reached Tuesday, university officials were not willing to comment further on details of the announcement or the discovery specifically, only saying it pertains to the history of Pensacola. “All we’re willing to reveal at this point is we’re making an announcement this week of a major archaeological discovery,” said university spokesman Matt Rowley.

Officials have said UWF president Judy Bense will be in attendance at the announcement.

In 2006, UWF archaeologists and students discovered remains of the 16th century Spanish fleet associated with Spanish explorer Tristan de Luna. The archaeological remains of the Spanish ships, located in Pensacola Bay, are the oldest documented in Florida waters.

Want to go?

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

TIME: 10 a.m.

WHERE: T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
330 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, Florida


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