Div of Anthropology & Archaeology

Division of Anthropology and Archaeology

Students perform underwater excavations during a maritime field school

Program Description

The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology includes the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, and sociology. The Division consists of four integrated units:

The Department of Anthropology boasts numerous full-time faculty and research specialists who teach a wide variety of courses. Students can earn a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from the Department with a specialization in general anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, or cultural anthropology.  We are especially proud of the hands-on opportunities that help prepare students for graduate study and for employment in both the private sector and government agencies.

The Department also offers a Master's degree, which allows students to choose from two programs: general anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural) and historical archaeology.  The primary objectives of our master's program are to prepare graduates to be successful in the workforce and to enter doctoral programs. The master's degree consists of both coursework and a thesis capstone project. Over 90 percent of our graduates are employed in their field or are accepted into doctoral programs.

Research News

  • UWF Archaeology Institute Receives Grant to Explore Spanish Fleet in Pensacola Bay -- The UWF Archaeology Institute recently received a Special Category Grant totaling more than $290,000 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to explore a Spanish fleet associated with Tristan de Luna from the 1500s. (Click here to read more...)

  • ‌UWF Archaeologists 3D Scanning and Printing the Past -- Using two scanners and two printers, archaeologists Kristina Killgrove and Ramie Gougeon, along with their graduate students, are digitizing and printing artifacts and bones from the Division's collection. (Click here to read more...)
    • The Story of Spencer Bibbs and the Vernacular Markers of Pensacola's Historic African American Cemeteries -- The Virtebra team recently took the 3D scanner to the field to record the inscription on a grave marker of Spencer Bibbs, the first black superintendent of colored schools in Pensacola. (Click here to read more...

  • ‌UWF Anthro @ SEAC -- 39 students, faculty, staff, and alumni recently attended the 71st annual Southeastern Archaeology Conference and presented 14 talks and 4 posters. (Click here to read more...)