Cultures

diagram of related individuals

A new look at kinship

The Florida Museum's Bill Keegan, curator of Caribbean Archaeology, co-authored a paper asking bioarchaeologists to reevaluate traditional assumptions about kinship when analyzing burial sites. All humans have strong attachments to their roots. Th...
Graphic showing colored Aztec stone center

Ominous new interpretation of Aztec sun stone

Study finds central image of Aztec sun stone shows dying sun god killed by eclipse En español A new study on one of the most important remaining artifacts f...
Pottery from Grenada

New book reveals untold history of pre-colonial Caribbean islands

"The Caribbean before Columbus" provides the most comprehensive look at the islands' pre-Colonial history. Cover design by Terri Sirma and image by Juan De Cosa A new book co-authored by a Florida Museum researcher examines the rich and distinct ...
Ashley Sharpe holding skull

Old teeth, new stories

UF archaeologist uses Chicxulub ‘dinosaur crater’ rocks, prehistoric teeth to track ancient humans These rocks from the Chicxulub 'dinosaur crater' were used ...
Museum doctoral examines a piece of marine shell made into an ornament.

Beyond the temples

Ancient bones reveal the lives of the Mayan working class Museum doctoral student Ashley Sharpe examines a piece of marine shell made into an ornament. The ar...