||Kathleen Deagan is a Distinguished Research Curator at the Florida
Museum of Natural History, and adjunct Professor of Anthropology, History
and Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. She has conducted
fieldwork in St. Augustine since 1972, and in the Caribbean since 1979.
||Gifford Waters is the Collections Manager for Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2005 from the University of Florida, studying the interactions among the various
Southeastern Native American groups brought together in the missions of St. Augustine
in the 17th and 18th centuries. He has done fieldwork
throughout the southeastern U.S. and in La Isabela.
||Elizabeth Reitz is a zooarchaeologist and Director of the Georgia
Museum of Natural History. She has served since 1979 as the project zooarchaeologist
for St. Augustine, La Isabela, and Puerto Real, and has published extensively
on historic period subsistence adaptations throughout the Spanish colonial
||Eugene Lyon is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Florida
and immediate past director of the St. Augustine Foundation at Flagler
College in St. Augustine. He is the leading authority on Pedro Menéndez
de Aviles and the history of early Florida colonization. He has served
as a project historian for the archaeological programs at the Menéndez
fort and campsite in St. Augustine, and for the excavation of sixteenth
century St. Augustine in general. He has also done archival research
related to the archaeological programs at Puerto Real and La Isabela.
||Micheal V. Gannon is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the
Department of History at the University of Florida. He is a leading authority
on colonial Florida history, and has been a long-time historical consultant
and administrative collaborator in the archaeology programs at St. Augustine,
Puerto Real, La Navidad and La Isabela.
||Alan Stahl is a consulting numismatist and historian, and a leading
authority in medieval Spanish and Italian numismatics. He has curated
the medieval coins and medals at the American Numismatic Society, and
has studied and identified the coinage from La Isabela and Concepción
de la Vega.
Herschel Shepard, FAIA
||Herschel Shepherd holds the Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Chair in
Architectural Preservation in the University of Florida's College of
Architecture, and is a leader in Florida's Historic Preservation programs.
He has worked with the archaeology program in St. Augustine in architectural
restoration and reconstruction since 1970, and has also consulted on
architectural stabilization and preservation at La Isabela, Concepción
de la Vega and countless sites throughout Florida.
||James Quine of Quine Graphics in St. Augustine has photographically
documented the archaeological sites and collections from St. Augustine,
La Isabela, Concepción de la Vega and Puerto Real. His work illustrates
countless archaeological publications, including Artifacts of the Spanish