Our scientists study archaeology and ethnography of North America, focusing on the Southeastern United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.
We also have a strong environmental archaeology collection that includes modern comparative and archaeological specimens of zoological and botanical materials and archaeological soils.
Latest Research News
After routing de Soto, Chickasaws repurposed Spanish objects for everyday use
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare trove of more than 80 metal objects in Mississippi thought to be from Hernando de…
Human eye beats machine in archaeological color identification test
A ruler and scale can tell archaeologists the size and weight of a fragment of pottery – but identifying its…
Ancient DNA retells story of Caribbean’s first people
The history of the Caribbean’s original islanders comes into sharper focus in a new Nature study that combines decades of…
Image Galleries & Identification Guides
Visiting the Florida Museum? These exhibits feature past and present cultures:
Near the Fort Myers area? The Randell Research Center in Pineland is dedicated to the archaeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida:
Educators! Use our Learning Resources search tool to discover educational resources available from the Florida Museum, including learning guides, hands-on activities, videos and more.