Faculty and Staff

Neill Wallis

Dr. Neill J. Wallis, Associate Curator in Archaeology
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA
Tel: (352) 273-1920
Fax: (352) 392-3698
E-mail: nwallis@flmnh.ufl.edu
https://florida.academia.edu/NeillWallis

Neill is associate curator of Florida Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at the Florida Museum and affiliate faculty in the Department of Anthropology. He conducts archaeological research in Florida and the Southeast, focusing on the dynamics of pre-Columbian communities and social networks. His active research projects include multi-sited sourcing analyses of Swift Creek, Weeden Island, and Safety Harbor/Fort Walton pottery across northern Florida and southern Georgia, and field investigations at Woodland and Mississippian sites in north-central Florida and the Gulf coast.

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Dr. Lindsay Bloch, Collections Manager
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA
Tel: (352) 273-1924
Fax: (352) 392-3698
E-mail: lbloch@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
https://florida.academia.edu/LindsayBloch

Lindsay is collections manager for the Ceramic Technology Laboratory and Florida Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on craft production, trade, and exchange in historic and prehistoric contexts, examined through the lens of utilitarian ceramics. She has conducted analyses on collections from the southeastern U.S., Great Britain, and the Caribbean using a variety of methods including LA-ICP-MS and XRF to discover new information about these often visually generic artifacts.

Ann S. Cordell, Courtesy Research Scientist in Ceramic Technology Laboratory
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA
E-mail: cordell@flmnh.ufl.edu
https://florida.academia.edu/AnnCordell

Ann oversaw the Ceramic Technology lab for more than 30 years, before retiring in 2017. She has studied prehistoric and historic aboriginal pottery from Florida, the southeastern U.S., and the Caribbean, with a specialization in petrographic analysis.  In her retirement, she continues to actively conduct research as a Courtesy Research Scientist in the lab.

Emily KrachtEmily Kracht, Collections Assistant
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA
Tel: (352) 273-1924

Emily (BA Anthropology, BS Chemistry, and minor in Mass Communications 2021, UF, Gainesville) began volunteering in FLMNH in February 2019 and began working in the CTL in the fall of 2019. Emily is specifically interested in the application of chemistry to archaeological materials, especially in island and coastal environments. She was awarded summa cum laude for her Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis in Anthropology: A Compositional Analysis of Bahamian and Caribbean Ceramics to Determine Provenance and Production Methods. She is currently working to digitize Caribbean pottery collections.