Dr. Jerald T. Milanich

Jerald Milanich portraitCurator Emeritus in Archaeology


Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, 1971 


FLMNH Florida Archaeology Collection


Concurrent Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies


Research Interests

Eastern United States archaeology; precolumbian Southeastern U.S. native peoples; Colonial period native American-European/Anglo relations in the America.



Elise LeCompte - Registrar, Anthropology Range

Ann Cordell - Staff Archaeologist/Director, Ceramics Technology Laboratory


Recent Publications


2013. Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. (With Nina J. Root.)

2011. Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock’s Historic Florida Photographs. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. (With Nina J. Root.)

2008. A Remarkable Curiosity: Dispatches from a New York City Journalist's 1873 Railroad Trip across the American West. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2006. Laboring in the Fields of the Lord, Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians. Gainesville: University Press of Florida

2005. Frolicking Bears, Wet Vultures, And Other Oddities: A New York City Journalist in Nineteenth-Century Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.


2010. The Bartrams, Clarence B. Moore, and Mount Royal—Early Archaeology on the St. Johns River, Florida. In Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram, 1739-1823, edited by Kathryn Braund and Charlotte Porter, pp. 169-193. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

2009. The Realities of Reburial.Archaeology 62(2):18, 56-61.

2008. Florida's Native American Heritage. In American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook, edited by Frances H. Kennedy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

2007. Introduction to Florida and the Circum-Caribbean. In The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress,edited by Arthur Dunkelman, pp. 173-174. Washington: Library of Congress.

2007. Gordon R. Willey and the Archaeology of the Florida Gulf Coast. In Gordon R. Willey's Contributions to American Archaeology: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by William Fash and Jeremy Sabloff, pp. 15-25. Norman: Oklahoma University Press.