April Holmes

  • Position:  Faculty Research Associate
  • Department:  Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 89, Room 110
  • aholmes1@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 474-2796


April Holmes is a faculty research associate with the UWF Archaeology Institute. 

She has served as an investigator, project and field director with multiple archaeological initiatives in Historic Pensacola. Additionally, Holmes has served as UWF’s Summer Field School director and field director for the Presidio Isla de Santa Rosa Field School Project. She has also conducted archaeological research for private citizens and for Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties to identify potential cultural resources on property(s).

Holmes’ efforts have contributed to prestigious awards for the UWF Archaeology Institute. These include the Florida Preservation Organizational Achievement, from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation; and the Daniel G. Roberts Award for Excellence in Public Archaeology for the Tristan De Luna Y Arellano Project, from the Society for Historical Archaeology. 

Holmes is an active member of professional archaeological organizations, such as the Register of Professional Archaeologists, Society for Historical Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeological Conference and Florida Anthropological Society.

Degrees & Institutions:

Holmes received a bachelors of arts and master of arts in Anthropology from the University of West Florida. Her graduate thesis was Demographic Patterns at Presidio Santa María de Galve and Isla de Santa Rosa (1698 — 1752): An Analysis of Historical Documents and Personal Adornment Artifacts Specialization: Historical Archaeology.