Honors and Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Anthropological Society, 2017.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Southeastern Archaeological Conference, 2015.
Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards, 2013 (awarded to Enchantments).
Dorothy Dodd Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Historical Society, 2013.
Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards, 2011 (awarded to Hidden Seminoles).
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (inducted 2010).
Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Archaeological Council 2005.
Medalist Award for 2004 (Outstanding Florida Scientist), Florida Academy of Sciences.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book in Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1997 (awarded to The Timucua)
James Mooney Book Award, 1995 (awarded to Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida by the Southern Anthropological Society).
Rembert Patrick Book Prize, 1994 (awarded to Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida by the Florida Historical Society).
Rembert Patrick Book Prize, 1993 (awarded to Hernando de Soto and the Florida Indians by the Florida Historical Society).
American Association for State and Local History Book Award, 1994 (awarded to Hernando de Soto and the Florida Indians).
Presidential Recognition Award, Society for American Archaeology, 1993.
Who’s Who in America, 1993 and subsequent editions.
Named among University of Florida Top Researchers for 1987-88, 1995.
University of Florida Frontiers of Science Lectureship, 1987.
Ripley P. Bullen Memorial Award, 1980 (awarded by the Florida Anthropological Society for work with non-professional archaeologists in Florida).