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:

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Ayvaz, Melissa
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: MA
Committee Chair: William Marquardt (Florida Museum)
Committee Members: Karen Walker (Florida Museum)
Email: ayvaz@ufl.edu
Research Interests:

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Austin Bell

Bell, Austin
Department: Museum Studies
Degree Program: MA
Committee Chair: Glenn Willumson (Art and Art History)
Committee Members: Elise LeCompte, William Marquardt, Karen Walker (Florida Museum)
Email: austinjbell@gmail.com
Past Degrees: B.A. 2007 - University of Florida (Anthropology; Classical Studies)
Research Interests: My affiliation with the Environmental Archaeology Program stems from an interest in museum registration and collections management, which allows me to apply my archaeological experience from a museum perspective. My primary duties include the organization and curation of archaeofaunal and botanical remains from St. Catherine's Island, GA, as well as fieldwork on the island in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY.

Blessing, Meggan
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair:
Committee Members:
Email: mblessng@ufl.edu
Research Interests:

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Nicole Cannarozzi

Cannarozzi, Nicole
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Dr. Susan D. deFrance (Anthropology)
Committee Members: Dr. Kitty F. Emery and Dr. 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.

Petra Cunningham-Smith

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

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Lisa Duffy

Duffy, 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.

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Michelle LeFebvre

LeFebvre, Michelle J.
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Dr. Susan D. deFrance (Anthropology)
Committee Members: Dr. Kitty F. Emery and Dr. William Keegan (Florida Museum)
Email: mjl0201@ufl.edu
Research Interests: My research interests focus on the zooarchaeology of islands. I am interested in documenting prehistoric human-environment interaction via vertebrate and shellfish exploitation; including both anthropogenic and natural environment change as well as traditional ecological knowledge. My primary geographic area of interest is the Caribbean.
Past Degrees: B.A. 2003 - University of Kentucky, M.A. 2005 - University of Florida

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Macrae, Scott
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Kitty Emery (Florida Museum)
Email: smacrae@ufl.edu

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Andrea Palmiotto

Palmiotto, Andrea
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Ken Sassaman (Anthropology)
Committee Members:
Email: apalmiotto@ufl.edu
Past Degrees: B.A. 2007 - University of South Carolina (Anthropology), M.A. 2011 - University of Florida (Anthropology)
Research Interests: Southestern US Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Stable Isotopes, Environmental Change, Subsistence Practice, Time and Seasonality. Currently analyzing faunal remains from sites in the Lower Suwannee region of Florida with the EAP.

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Ashley Sharpe

Sharpe, Ashley E.
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: Ph.D
Committee Chair: Dr. Kitty F. Emery (Florida Museum)
Committee Members: Dr. Susan D. deFrance (Anthropology), Dr. Susan Milbrath (Florida Museum), and Dr. Mark Brenner (Geology)
Email: asharpe@ufl.edu
Past Degrees: B.A., Boston University 2009; M.A., University of Florida 2011
Research Interests: Tracking environmental and societal interactions of the ancient Maya using zooarchaeology.

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Wylde, Michael
Department: Anthropology
Degree Program: M.A.
Committee Chair: Dr. William Marquardt (Florida Museum)
Committee Members:
Email: mwylde@ufl.edu
Past Degrees:
Research Interests:

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