Faculty and Staff

Department of Anthropology


John R Bratten

Chair and Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D. Texas A&M University; M.S. and B.S. Northwest Missouri State University
Area: Maritime Archaeology
Professional Interests: Artifact conservation and preservation, maritime archaeology
Teaches: Artifact Conservation in Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, Shipwreck Archaeology, Maritime Archaeological Field Methods, Introduction to Maritime Studies, Exploring World Archaeology

Phone: (850) 474-2706
Email: jbratten@uwf.edu



  • Co-PI, Excavation and artifact conservation of Emanuel Point II, 2nd vessel from Luna's 1559 colonization fleet
  • Investigation of Pensacola's Historic Cypress Industry

Recent Publications:

  • Bratten, John R. 2012. "The University of West Florida's Maritime Field School Experience," in Global Perspectives on Archaeological Field Schools: Constructions of Knowledge and Experience, Harold Mytum, Editor, Springer Publishing Company, 147-64.
  • Bratten, John and Greg Cook. 2010. "2010 University of West Florida Maritime Archaeology Field School: Pensacola, Florida," The Florida Anthropologist, Vol. 63(3-4), 196-197.
  • Bratten, John R. 2009. "The Mesoamerican Component of the Emanuel Point Ships: Obsidian, Ceramics, and Projectile Points," in The Florida Anthropologist, Vol. 62, Nos. 3-4, 109-114.
  • Bratten, John R. and John E. Worth. 2009. "Shipwrecked History: A Sunken Spanish Fleet Reveals New Knowledge of Early Florida Colonists," American Heritage, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 44-49.
  • Bratten, John R. 2009. "Diving Into 450 Years of Pensacola's Maritime History,"Pensacola Magazine, pp. 59-65. (Commemorative Issue, August 2009).
  • Bratten, John R., Gregory D. Cook, and John E. Worth. 2008. "The Emanuel Point Ship II: Investigation of a newly discovered 16th-century Spanish vessel in Pensacola, Florida," in Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Victor Mastone and Susan Langley Editors, The Society for Historical Archaeology.

Organizations and Committees

  • STEM Steering Committee
  • CAS Council (2006-2009; Chair 2009)
  • Marine Services Executive Committee
  • Graduate Council (2012-2014)