Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology


John Worth

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Education: M.A. University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Florida
Area: Terrestrial Archaeology
Professional Interests: Ethnohistory, prehistoric/historic archaeology, chiefdoms, ceramics and ethnicity, European colonization and indigenous culture change, Spanish Florida, Southeastern U.S., Cuba
Teaches: Introduction to Anthropology, Principles of Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Southeastern Indians, Method and Theory, Historical Archaeology, Historical Archaeology Seminar, Historical Research Methods, Spanish Florida, Anthropology Proseminar

Phone: (850) 857-6204
Email: jworth@uwf.edu
Website: http://www.uwf.edu/jworth 
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Recent Publications:
  • Worth, John E. [in press]. Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Florida's Lower Gulf Coast. University Press of Florida.
  • Worth, John E. 2013. Inventing Florida: Constructing a Colonial Society in an Indigenous Landscape. In Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest, ed. by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker, pp. 189-201. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Worth, John E. 2013. Pineland during the Spanish Period. In The Archaeology of Pineland: A Coastal Southwest Florida Village Complex, A.D. 50-1700, ed. by Karen J. Walker and William H. Marquardt, pp. 767-792. Institute of Archaeology and Paleoenvironmental Studies, Monograph Number 4, Gainesville.
  • Worth, John E. 2012. Creolization in Southwest Florida: Cuban Fishermen and "Spanish Indians," ca. 1766-1841. Historical Archaeology 46(1):142-160.
  • Worth, John E. 2012. Enigmatic Origins: On the Yuchi of the Contact Era. In Yuchi Indian Histories Before the Removal Era, ed. by Jason Baird Jackson, pp. 33-41. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Worth, John E. 2012. An Overview of the Suwannee Valley Culture. In Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World, ed. by Keith Ashley and Nancy Marie White, pp. 149-171. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • Worth, John E. 2009. Ethnicity and Ceramics on the Southeastern Atlantic Coast: An Ethnohistorical Analysis. In From Santa Elena to St. Augustine: Indigenous Ceramic Variability (A.D. 1400-1700), ed. by Kathleen Deagan and David Hurst Thomas, pp. 179-207. New York: American Museum of Natural History Anthropological Papers No. 90. [HTML]
  • Worth, John E. 2009. Razing Florida: The Indian Slave Trade and the Devastation of Spanish Florida, 1659-1715. In Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South, ed. by Robbie Ethridge and Sheri Shuck-Hall, pp. 295-311. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Worth, John E. 2009. Documenting Tristan de Luna's Fleet, and the Storm that Destroyed It. The Florida Anthropologist 62(3-4):83-92.