Portrait of Neill Wallis, chest up and taken outsideContact

Florida Museum of Natural History
Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800


Florida Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

Other Affiliations

UF Anthropology


Ph.D., University of Florida

Research Interests

My research program is focused on understanding the development and transformation of social networks and communities in the precontact past.  In particular, I am concerned with discovering the specific practices, engagements, social organizations, and power dynamics among people that left conspicuous archaeological signatures of settlement aggregation, monumentality, religiosity, and artistic expression.  The geographical and temporal focus of my research is Florida and adjacent states during the last three millennia of human experience. In addition to traditional field and laboratory techniques, I use materials analyses, such as mineralogical and chemical characterization of ceramics, to better understand artifact provenance and histories of use.


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