Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology offers B.A. degrees in Anthropology and Maritime Studies, M.A. degrees in Anthropology and Historical Archaeology and five different minors. Students are involved in hands on research across the disciplines of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology.

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The UWF Department of Anthropology offers B.A. degrees in Anthropology and Maritime Studies, M.A. degrees in Anthropology and Historical Archaeology and five different minors. Students are involved in hands on research across the disciplines of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. 

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UWF Anthropology and Archaeology News

Recent News


 

Dr. Winburn and Antaya Jennings article in special issue of Forensic Anthropology on diversity and inclusion 

Dr. Allysha Winburn, assistant professor of anthropology, and Antaya Jennings ’19 recently published a peer-reviewed article in a special issue of the journal "Forensic Anthropology," dedicated to diversity and inclusion. For more information click here 


 

The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology strongly supports the University of West Florida leadership’s commitment to inclusive excellence as exemplified in the university’s official statement.

The University is currently leading us in a series of deep-dive conversations, hosted by UWF Equity & Diversity, for our campus community to come together and unpack our thoughts and feelings during this difficult time.  

We also want to share some of the discussion going on within the professional organizations of our discipline:

American Anthropological Association     American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Archaeological Institute of America     Dental Anthropology Association

Society for American Archaeology     Society of Forensic Anthropologists   

Society for Historical Archaeology


Short-course Submerged Paleolandscapes

UWF is offering a for-credit short course on submerged paleolandscapes August 3-7, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida. The course is open to both current students and professionals through the UWF Continuing Education program.  Please see the Submerged Paleolandscapes flyer for full description. For more information, contact Dr. Ramie Gougeon - rgougeon@uwf.edu


Dr. Miller Wolf selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Miller Wolf will teach students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras at an archaeological site in Copan, Honduras from May to December 2020. For more information, visit the UWF Newsroom

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Marine Services Center

The University of West Florida's Marine Services Center (MSC) provides diving platforms, research vessels and support staff for university sponsored projects involved in underwater research in and around the Florida Gulf Coast.

Marine Services Center

Archaeology Institute

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.

Archaeology Institute

Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network's mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida's archaeological heritage through regional centers.

FPAN
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