Department of Anthropology
I am an anthropologist specializing in archaeology
and ethnohistory, with a primary research focus on the European colonial
era in the Southeastern United States. On this these pages are some
resources of potential interest to students, colleagues, and the general
selected unpublished papers, as well as information on past and present
research and teaching activities, and assorted links and photos. As
part of my main faculty web page, I also
maintain an extensive general resource page about
between 1513 and 1763.
My current (2015-2017) active field research centers on the recent discovery
Tristαn de Luna's 1559-1561 settlement on the shore of Pensacola Bay.
Following a year-long shovel-test survey across the site during 2016, as
well as a 2016 terrestrial archaeological field school, the UWF
Archaeology Institute continues to undertake field and laboratory work
relating to this important site. We are also currently conducting a summer
field school at the site once again this year. More information
about the discovery and fieldwork at the site can be found on the
project blog or on the UWF's
Luna Settlement page.
Between 2009 and 2015, my summer archaeological field school research focused
Joseph de Escambe, which is being explored as part of the
Colonial Frontiers Project, a long-term project which continues in addition to my current work at the Luna settlement. To read about the
successful 2009 summer search and discovery of the mission, and our
continuing progress during the summers of 2010-2015, please visit the online
for the project.