UWF Archaeology Research

The University of West Florida specializes in research in the Northwest Florida region. Explore the following pages to learn more about Archaeology and our local history.


Graduate and Undergraduate students excavate features at an archaeological site in the Pensacola Area

Colonial

Pensacola was one of a handful of colonial period communities in the Southeastern United States. Colonial historical archaeology is a major focus of the Division of Anthropology and Archaeology

Colonial
Archaeology students excavate a unit at the Arcadia Mill Homestead site

Industrial

West Florida had a significant water-powered mill industry in the Early American and Colonial Periods. Find out more about the mills and industrial sites researched by UWF Archaeologists

Industrial
A Maritime Archaeology student jumps off the old Dive Platform

Maritime

Maritime Archaeology at the University of West Florida is dedicated to the preservation of submerged cultural resources in northwest Florida and the southeastern United States.

Maritime
Archaeology students excavate small shovel test units

Pre-contact

UWF Archaeologists have performed survey, testing, and excavation level investigations at a wide range of prehistoric site types in the West Florida area including shell middens, shell rings, non-shell middens, mounds, and cemeteries

Prehistoric

Luna Settlement Project

Luna Settlement

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Archaeology Institute

Archaeology Institute

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities