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
Ancient DNA reveals an early African origin of cattle in the Americas
Cattle may seem like uniquely American animals, steeped in the lore of cowboys, cattle drives and sprawling ranches. But cattle…
Oldest DNA from domesticated American horse lends credence to shipwreck folklore
An abandoned Caribbean colony unearthed centuries after it had been forgotten and a case of mistaken identity in the archaeological…
Indigenous communities used the Caribbean Sea as an aquatic highway
With some 7,000 islands and cays and a 7,000-year history of human habitation, the Caribbean Sea is practically synonymous with…
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:
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