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Margo Stringfield


Margo Stringfield holds an M.A. degree in Historical Archaeology from the University of West Florida and is a research archaeologist with the UWF Archaeology Institute.

Along with an ongoing interest in the history and archaeology of Spanish and British Colonial West Florida, Stringfield also works extensively in the field of historic cemetery preservation and conservation. Ms. Stringfield is the principal archaeologist for historic St. Michael’s Cemetery - one of the two oldest cemeteries in Florida. She also works with municipal and private cemetery groups in Florida and regionally to preserve the funerary landscapes of their communities. She is the facilitator for the Pensacola Area Cemetery Team (PACT). This group, formed in 2013 at the request of the City of Pensacola, is composed of professionals and community volunteers. The team is working to address issues associated with our community’s historic cemetery resources.

Stringfield is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and holds memberships in a variety of professional organizations. She is currently on the Board of Governors for the UWF Historic Trust and is a past member of the board of directors of Florida Humanities, a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.

With Dr. Jay Clune, she is a co-author of Historic Pensacola published in 2009 by University Press of Florida. Written for the lay reader, the publication was chosen as the commemorative book to celebrate Pensacola’s 450 th Anniversary. Historic Pensacola has been awarded the 2009 George Washington Honor Metal by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge for promoting an understanding and appreciation of our country’s rich heritage. It has also been awarded the 2010 Charlton Tebeau Award by The Florida Historical Society. The book was released in paper back in 2017. She and Sharyn Thompson are co-authors of In the Paradise of Memory: Florida’s Historic Cemeteries forthcoming, University Press of Florida.

In addition to print products, she is the producer of Yo Solo: Bernardo de Gálvez on the Stage of the American Revolution a PBS production highlighting Pensacola, Florida, and Spain’s role in the American fight for independence. Yo Solo… has been awarded a 2013 George Washington Honor Metal from the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge.

As exhibit designer for the UWF Archaeology Institute, she has curated several exhibits focused on the role art plays in archaeology - mounting exhibits both in the United States as well as traveling exhibits in Mexico and Costa Rica.