The UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology's facilities are the largest in the Florida state university system, representing a space of over 20,000 square feet. Additionally, the Florida Public Archaeology Network maintains exceptional facilities in downtown Pensacola.
The Division's facilities include:
- Academic teaching classrooms and labs
- The Archaeology Institute, a research and public facility
- Curation space
- the Florida Public Archaeology Network building
- the Marine Services Center
Academic Teaching Classrooms and Labs - Bldg 13
Located in the center of campus, the Anthropology teaching facility houses three terrestrial archaeology labs, a maritime archaeology and conservation lab, and two biological anthropology labs. Both undergraduate and graduate courses employ these teaching classrooms and labs to instruct students in the latest anthropological methods.
Archaeology Institute - Bldg 89
Archaeology Research and Public Facility
Built in 1999 and located at the front gate of campus, this 8,000 sq. ft. building houses archaeology exhibits designed for students and the public. The exhibits display some of the most interesting artifacts UWF archaeologists have found! The Institute also has a large laboratory, reception area, and staff offices.
Exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.
This 4,000 sq. ft. curation facility houses our special collections of archaeological materials, including artifacts and documents. It is climate controlled and secure.
Florida Public Archaeology Network - 207 E. Main St., Pensacola
Downtown Public Archaeology Facility
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 to visitors 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.
Marine Services Center
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.