Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology


John Worth

Professor of Anthropology

Education: M.A. University of Georgia, Ph.D. University of Florida
Area: Terrestrial Archaeology
Professional Interests: Ethnohistory, prehistoric/historic archaeology, landscapes of practice, 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, Advanced Method and Theory Seminar, Historical Research Methods, Spanish Florida, Anthropology Proseminar

Phone: (850) 857-6204
Email: jworth@uwf.edu
Website: http://pages.uwf.edu/jworth 
Online ProfilesAcademia.edu / ResearchGate / Luna Settlement Blog / Colonial Frontiers BlogFull CV 



Recent Publications:
  • Worth, John E. 2014. Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Florida's Lower Gulf Coast. University Press of Florida.
  • Worth, John E. 2013. Catalysts of Assimilation: The Role of Franciscan Missionaries in the Colonial System of Spanish Florida. In From La Florida to La California: Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands, ed. by Timothy J. Johnson and Gert Melville, pp. 131-142. Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History.
  • 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.