Current Students

The collections and assistance in research are available for scholars both in and outside of the University of Florida. Consequently, a number of undergraduate and graduate students work on individual projects using the collections. Some of these studies are the basis of honors theses, Masters theses, and Ph.D. dissertations. An introductory class in zooarchaeology is taught every other year by Dr. Susan deFrance through the Anthropology Department at the University of Florida. The class acquaints students with research procedures involved in zooarchaeology and gives them an opportunity to analyze a faunal sample from an archaeological site. Drs. deFrance and Emery also offer advanced and specialized zooarchaeology classes. Dr. Emery offers two classes in environmental archaeology, one a lab methods class (Environmental Archaeology) and the other a discussion class (Lessons from Ancient Environments).

The following students currently work with the Environmental Archaeology Program:

Meggancropped.jpgBlessing, Meggan
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Email: mblessng@ufl.edu
Research Interests: Florida and southeast US archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental change over time, past ritual uses of animals, marine resources

Arianne_Boileau_-_resized_small2.jpgBoileau, Arianne
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty F. Emery (Florida Museum)
Committee Members: Ken Sassaman (Anthropology), Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo (Anthropology), and Ida Altman (History)
Email: aboileau7@ufl.edu
Research Interests: Social status and community organization at the moment of Maya Spanish contact as revealed by zooarchaeology at Lamanai, Belize
Past Degrees: MA Anthropology 2013 at Trent University
MA Thesis: Maya Exploitation of Animal Resources During the Middle Preclassic Period: An Archaeozoological Analysis from Pacbitun, Belize (PDF)

student Cannarozzi2Cannarozzi, Nicole
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Susan D. deFrance (Anthropology)
Committee Members: Kitty F. Emery and Douglas Jones (Florida Museum)
Email: nrozzi@windstream.net
Research Interests: My interests are in the season of occupation of shell mound sites of the Southeastern United States during the late Archaic period. My thesis research involves the application of sclerochronological techniques to document the periodicity of shell formation in modern specimens of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in order to establish a proxy for seasonal use of oysters in the archaeological record. I am currently working on oysters from a shell ring located on St. Catherine's Island Georgia.

student Petra oaxacaCunningham-Smith, Petra
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty F. Emery (Florida Museum)
Committee Members: Susan deFrance and Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo (Anthropology)
Email: pcunninghamsmith@ufl.edu
Research Interests: Ancient Maya coastal and island archaeology, trade and animal use. Mesoamerican zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, dogs, marine resources
Past Degrees: MA Anthropology University of Central Florida 2011

Delsol-Nicolas-resized.jpgDelsol, Nicolas
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty F. Emery (Florida Museum)
Email: ndelsol@ufl.edu
Research Interests: Maya archaeology, colonial and historical archaeology of Mesoamerica, zooarchaeology, animal domestication

Duquette, Marc
Department: 
Degree Program: M.A.
Committee Chair: Kitty F. Emery (Florida Museum)
Email: mduquette1@ufl.edu

student Duffy LisaDuffy, Lisa
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty Emery (Florida Museum)
Committee Members: Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo (Anthropology), Susan deFrance (Anthropology), Mark Brenner (Geology)
Email: lisagd@ufl.edu
Research Interests: Ancient Maya subsistence, residue analysis, maize, zooarchaeology
EAP Research: Employed at FLMNH as research assistant for contract zooarchaeology work and collections management.
Past Degrees: MA, Anthropology (Archaeology Track) 2011 at University of Central Florida.

scott_macrae_-_resized.jpgMacrae, Scott
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty Emery (Florida Museum)
Email: smacrae@ufl.edu
Research Interests: GIS, ancient landscapes, plant domestication, comparison of Mesoamerican and southeast Asian agricultural techniques over time

Sharlene_Odonnell.jpgO'Donnell, Sharlene
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: M.A.
Committee Chair:
Email: sodonnell@flmnh.ufl.edu
Research Interests: zooarchaeology, Florida and southeast US archaeology, environmental change over time, marine resources, horses