Staff Spotlight

Donna L. Ruhl

Donna Ruhl portraitFlorida Archaeology Collection Manager, Archaeobotanist
137 Dickinson Hall
Museum Road & Newell Drive
GainesvilleFL 32611

352-273-1928

 

Ph.D. candidate, University of Florida

Florida Archaeology Collection

Environmental Archaeology Collection

 

Concurrent Appointments

Archaeobotanist, Environmental Archaeology Program

 

Research Interests

Southeastern United States archaeology - Prehistory and Spanish Colonial; Florida's Ancient Dugout Canoes; Environmental Archaeology-Archaeobotany; Collections Management.

 

Ongoing Fieldwork

Southwest Florida - Pineland

Southeastern U.S. - St. Catherines Island, Georgia- Archaic Shell Rings

 

Courses Taught

Museum internships in Collections Management

 

Representative Publications

Articles in Books:

Ruhl, Donna L. 2003a. Archaeobotanical Remains, Chapter 6. In Presidio Santa Maria de Galve: A Struggle for Survival in Early 18th-Century Spanish Colonial Pensacola, edited by J. Bense, pp. 229-256, Appendix IV:416-438. University Presses of Florida, Gainesville.

Ruhl, Donna L. 1993. Old Customs and Traditions in New Terrain: A Look at the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Paleoethnobotanical Data from La Florida. In Foraging and Farming in the Eastern Woodlands edited by C. Margaret Scarry, pp. 255-283. Ripley P. Bullen Monograph Series, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, FL.

Articles in Journals/Monographs:

Ruhl, Donna L. and Barbara A. Purdy. 2005. One hundred-one Canoes on the Shore: 3-5,000 year old canoes from Newnans Lake, Florida. In Journal of Wetlands Archaeology- Wet Sites Connections: Linking Indigenous Histories, Archaeology, and the Public, edited by Dale R. Croes. (in press).

Ruhl, Donna L. 2003b. Envisioning Native American and Hispanic Transformations of the Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Georgia Bight Landscapes. In Papers to Honor Elizabeth S. Wing. Edited by Charlotte Porter and F. Wayne King. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History (44):183-198.

Wheeler, Ryan J., James J. Miller, Ray M. McGee, Donna. L. Ruhl, Brenda Swann, and Melissa Memory. 2003. Archaic Period Canoes From Newnan's Lake, Florida. American Antiquity 68(3):1-18.

Ruhl, Donna L. 2002. Chapter 8. Environmental Archeological Studies: Archaeobotanical Investigations of Selected Samples from Remnant Mound. In Final Report on the De Soto National Memorial 1997 Field Season, edited by Margo Schwadron, pp.139-157,259-274. Technical Report Series, Southeastern Archeological Center, National Park Service, Tallahassee, FL.

Ruhl, Donna L. 2001. Chapter 8-Archaeobotanical Analysis. In Phase III Mitigative Excavation at the Lake Monroe Outlet Midden (8VO53), Volusia County, Florida by Archaeological Consultants, Inc., Janus Research, and URS Corporation, pp. 8-1 to 8-22. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Florida Department of Transportation.

Ruhl, Donna L. 1997. Oranges and Wheat: Spanish Attempts at Agriculture in La Florida. In Diversity and Social Identity in Colonial Spanish America: Native American, African, and Hispanic Communities During the Middle Period. Society for Historical Archaeology 31(1):36-45.

Edited Volumes:

Ruhl, Donna L. and Kathleen Hoffman, editors 1997 Diversity and Social Identity in Colonial Spanish America: Native American, African,and Hispanic Communities During the Middle Period. The Society for Historical Archaeology, vol.30, no.1.

Ruhl, Donna L. and Christine Newman, editors 2000 "Current Trends and Research in Florida Archaeology", special issue. The Florida Anthropologist, vol. 53, nos. 2-3.