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 kin...
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...
Graphic showing colored Aztec stone center

Ominosa interpretación de la piedra del calendario Azteca

Imagen central de la piedra del calendario Azteca podría ser el dios solar muriendo a las manos de un eclipse English version Un nuevo estudio de una de los más importantes artefactos restantes del imperio azteca, una piedra calendario de 24 tone...
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 ...
Students excavating

Building on shells: Unraveling mysteries of Calusa kingdom

Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, the Calusa Indians living in southwest Florida were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns. One island in particular, Mound Key,...
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...
sun rise over Mantanzas Bay

Public archaeology

Roman Catholic Church dignitaries gather as Waters, far right, discusses a newly discovered artifact. Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace Florida Museum archaeologists excavate state’s oldest stone mission church during St. Augustine 450th celebr...
Charles Cobb displays a pottery sherd

The search for Chicaza

A lost tribal village connects present, past University of Florida anthropology student Kristen Hall digs during the summer 2015 excavation of a Chickasaw arc...