The Florida Museum of Natural History’s online type collections of historic period archaeological ceramics (1492-1850) is a fully searchable digital resource.

With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are able to offer it online as a service to archaeologists, museum curators, material culture specialists, and anyone interested in historic period ceramics.

The digital collection includes thousands of images of individual sherds, representing hundreds of different ceramic types. The site also includes an extensive searchable database of information about these specimens.

We suggest that first time users begin with the explanation of how to use the Digital Type Collection.