Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Unearthing Our Cultural Origins

The Florida Museum of Natural History historical archaeology program has had active research projects ongoing in St. Augustine, Florida since 1973, and in Hispaniola since 1979. The sites and their collections have provided a continuum of Spanish colonial settlement in the circum-Caribbean region, spanning the period between the arrival of Columbus in 1492 and the end of Spanish dominion in 1821.

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Digital Type Collections
The Florida Museum of Natural History's online type collections of American historic period ceramics.

St. Augustine Virtual Exhibit
Spaniards, Indians, Soldiers and Slaves: The Artifacts and People of Spanish St. Augustine
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Research Programs
Find out about our field excavations and what we have learned.
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Artifact Gallery
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More than 2 million excavated specimens from over 100 sites throughout Florida and Latin America.
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Featured Object
Carved bone figa from the Fountain of Youth Park site.
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