Archaeological Research

Our field work has included archaeological investigations at Josslyn Island, Buck Key, Galt Island, Cash Mound, Horr's Island, Useppa Island, Mound Key, and the Pineland Site Complex on Pine Island. We have also done geological coring near archaeological sites to gather baseline environmental data, created archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological comparative collections, and collected marine specimens in order to study paleoclimate and paleoseasonality. The results of these studies have been reported in books, monographs, articles, videos, theses, and dissertations, and incorporated into the Calusa Heritage Trail at Pineland and the Hall of South Florida People and Environments at our exhibit facility in Gainesville. Several hundred public programs have been given.

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