Join Nathan and his pioneer research into how understandings of reality by the prehistoric culture of the great lake Okeechobee affected the way the people interacted with material and non-material things or realities. Ontology ( metaphysical ), in the case of the "Belle Glade" people, manifested itself in impressive monumental landscapes. Lawres will present the monuments of the lake culture located within the Lissimmee - Okechobee- Everglades watershed, his K.O.R.E.S. Project as a case study. Evidence in that area, points to the presence of a "relational" ontology in which the world is created and materialized with numerous ongoing relationships. Nathan Lawres is an archaeological anthropologist working in South Florida and Ethipia. He received his Bachelor in Anthropology with honors and his Master's in Anthropology from Florida Central University. He is presently in the doctoral program at The University of Florida. He has published several research papers. He recently expanded his research and works in the highlands of Ethipia, studying the early migration out of Africa.