Faculty Headshot

Meghan Mumford

  • Position:  Collections Manager/Research Associate
  • Department:  Archaeology Institute
  • Office Location:  Building 13, Room 109
  • mmumford@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 857-6277

Biography:

Meghan Mumford is a faculty research associate with the UWF Archaeology Institute. 

Mumford has conducted archaeological research in the Southeast, working on historic and prehistoric sites in northwest Florida to coastal South Carolina, since 2009. 

She is experienced in all phases of archaeological research, including project design and administration, predictive modeling, survey, testing, excavation, analysis, write-up, conservation, and curation. Mumford has worked on a variety of terrestrial and underwater site types dating from historic Native American to Euro-American sites, including Spanish and British colonial sites and on Early American sites to modern industrial sites. 

She has worked as a field director for the University of West Florida maritime archaeological field schools that include research on two 16th-century Spanish shipwreck sites and a 19th-century packet-style steamship in addition to a 20th-century side-wheel steamships, a 20th-century Freighter and 20th-century submerged naval aircraft sites. As a terrestrial archaeological technician for the Archaeology Institute, Mumford has worked on historic sites throughout Pensacola, including the 16th-century Luna settlement in addition to a variety of colonial and mid-to-late 19th-century sites. She has also managed the archaeological data from the 16th-century Tristán de Luna shipwrecks sites, Emanuel Point II and III, undergoing conservation and analysis.

 

Degrees & Institutions:

Mumford earned a bachelors of arts in History with a minor in Art History from Coastal Carolina University and a masters of arts in Historic Archaeology from the University of West Florida.

Research:

Her research interests include maritime archaeology, ship construction, colonial seafaring, maritime survey, terrestrial archaeology, colonial archaeology, the conservation of archaeological materials, the curation of archaeological materials and records, and collection and cultural resource management.