Anthropology and Archaeology includes the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, and sociology and consists of four integrated units. The Department of Anthropology, Archaeology Institute, Marine Services Center and the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Learn more about each unit below.
Department of Anthropology
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 or a Master's degree. Students at all levels participate in hands-on research opportunities that help prepare them for graduate study and for employment in both the private sector and government agencies.
The Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida is an educational, research and service facility concerned with the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of the northwest Florida region. The Institute has a professional staff of archaeologists who work on research and contracts in Northwest Florida. Additional staff and students are regularly employed through grant and contract funds.
Marine Services Center
MSC provides boats, research platforms, and diving supervision for university sponsored projects in and around the Gulf of Mexico. Departments including Anthropology, Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and others make use of the facilities at MSC for hands on learning and research. MSC assists with research and outreach conducted by the Archaeology Institute, CEDB, and FPAN.
Florida Public Archaeology Network
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past. Regional centers around Florida serve as clearinghouses for information, institutions for learning and training, and headquarters for public participation in archaeology.
Anthropology and Archaeology research is a team effort that relies on all of the units within Anthropology and Archaeology. Check out some of our past and present research.