The ancient Maya are not particularly known for their love of freshwater mussels. Mathematics, maize, pyramids and human sacrifice, yes. But bivalves? Not so...
Archaeologist and collections assistant Nicole Cannarozzi was recently appointed collections manager of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s...
The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2018 Austin Award and Bullen Award for student research and significant...
UF archaeologist uses Chicxulub ‘dinosaur crater’ rocks, prehistoric teeth to track ancient humans Where’s the best place to start when...
The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2016 Austin Award and Bullen Award for student research and significant...
Ancient bones reveal the lives of the Mayan working class Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples....
As a University of Florida graduate student, one of Erin Thornton’s first assignments was to identify turkey bones from an ancient Mayan archaeological...
It’s easy to get carried away romanticizing the cushy lives of the fabulously wealthy, even those who lived in exotic ancient cultures. We may pin all...
To the Maya, throwing away the bones of hunted animals is as wasteful as throwing away the entire animal itself. In fact, it’s pretty much one and the...
When Kitty Emery goes hunting for large-game, she doesn’t have to wait for the right season, because the animals that Emery hunts are already dead. And...
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How turkeys got from Mayan temples to your Thanksgiving dinner table
The Washington Post
November 25, 2015
Washington Post: Maya Turkeys and Thanksgiving
Beyond the temples, ancient bones reveal the lives of the Mayan working class
October 29, 2015
UF News: Beyond Ancient Temples
The Taming of the Turkey
August 9, 2012
Earliest Use of Domestic Turkeys by Ancient Maya
August 8, 2012
A Vessel of Indian Culture
The Wall Street Journal
August 3, 2011
Animal bones and the Maya drought
April 24, 2009
Did environmental disasters play role in Mayan decline?
November 8, 2008
Maya Rituals Caused Ancient Decline in Big Game
November 15, 2007
Ancient Maya elite binged on big game, loved furs
November 12, 2007
UF study: Maya politics likely played role in ancient large-game decline
University of Florida News
November 8, 2007
UF study of the the Maya elite
Institute of Maya Studies
Florida Museum-led study counters ideas about Mayan elite craftworks
August 29, 2007
What is that ‘Thing’?
July 19, 2007
UF Researchers: Food At Miami Circle Site Adds To Evidence Of Sacred Spot
University of Florida News
October 16, 2002
Zooarchaeology at Miami Circle, Florida
Florida Department of State – Bureau of Archaeological Research