Faculty and Staff

For further information, or to arrange for examination of particular collections, contact:

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
Email: nwallis@flmnh.ufl.edu

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.

Donna L. Ruhl, Collections Manager III/Florida Archaeology and Bioarchaeology
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA
Tel: 352-273-1928
Fax: 352-392-3698
Email: ruhl@flmnh.ufl.edu

Donna is Florida Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Collections manager and oversees the daily access, use, digitization, rehabilitation and maintenance of these holdings. In addition, her research involves the documentation and analysis of Florida’s ancient dugout canoes, including those exposed in recent years by severe drought. This is a collaborative effort between the Florida Museum and other state and local institutions and the private sector to better inform and chronicle these unique artifacts. She holds a concurrent appointment in Environmental Archaeology as a Research Associate in Archaeobotany where she studies plant remains from southeastern U.S. archaeological sites (e.g., Florida- Useppa Island, Whitebelt I Circle-Ditch, Garden Patch; Georgia- St. Catherines Island shell rings) and more recently the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix).

Lindsay BlochDr. Lindsay Bloch, Collections Manager/Ceramic Technology Laboratory
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

Lindsay is collections manager for the Ceramic Technology Laboratory and Florida Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. 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. Currently, Lindsay is investigating the production of St. Johns pottery across peninsular Florida.

South Florida Archaeology Curator and Staff

Historical Archaeology Curator and Staff