Collections Overview

The Florida Archaeology Collection includes artifacts spanning 12,000 years of human history in the Southeast. While the focus of this collection is on Florida, some materials from Georgia and other localities are included. These items are curated as a tangible record of the people who have made Florida their home.

The Florida Archaeology Collections come from Central and North Florida and the Panhandle regions. All counties including and north of Sarasota, De Soto, Hardee, Polk, Osceola, and Indian River counties are included in this collection. Exceptions to this rule are sites situated within Colonial St. Augustine and historical sites with no precolumbian material present, collections from these locales are included in the Historical Archaeology Collections. Counties to the south are part of the South Florida Archaeology Collections.

Information concerning policies associated with our collections are found on our Access & Policies page.