The Anthropology/Archaeology Division facilities at UWF are the largest of all Florida state universities. All together, they represent a space of 20,000 square feet. Additionally, the Florida Public Archaeology Network maintains exceptional facilities in downtown Pensacola. The division's facilities include:
Located in the center of campus, the Anthropology teaching facility houses three teaching and research laboratories:
Built in 1999 and located at the front gate of campus, this 8000 sq. ft. building houses archaeology exhibits designed especially for students and the public. The exhibits are beautiful, state-of-the-art displays showing some of the most interesting artifacts UWF archaeologists have found! The exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM. The Institute also has a large laboratory, reception area, and staff offices.
This 4,000 sq. ft. curation facility houses our special collections of archaeological materials including artifacts and documents. It is climate controlled and secure.
Built in 1902 and rehabilitated in 2006 for use by UWF’s Florida Public Archaeology Network, the historic 6,000 sq. ft. L&N Marine Terminal building houses a classroom, an archaeology laboratory, and the Destination Archaeology! Resource Center.
Destination Archaeology! Is an exhibit gallery designed to not only inform visitors about Florida’s archaeological past but to help direct them to archaeological sites throughout the state that are open to the public. Destination Archaeology! Is free and open between 10 AM – 4 PM Monday through Saturday.
This facility also houses the headquarters and Northwest Region Offices of FPAN. Monthly meetings of the Pensacola Archaeological Society are held in the classroom, and feature a lecture about archaeology—these meetings are open to the public and take place at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of every month starting in September and ending in May.
The FPAN Archaeology Lab welcomes volunteers to assist in the processing of local archaeological collections. It is also used as a field lab for UWF field schools and projects held in downtown Pensacola.
The University of West Florida's Marine Services Center provides diving and research platforms for University sponsored projects and commercial clients involved in underwater ventures in and around the Gulf of Mexico.