Research and Collections

Department of Anthropology

Department of Paleontology

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Research and Collections

Department of Anthropology

Archaeology

The Department is engaged in several ongoing research projects. A major effort of direct importance to the archaeological record of southern Florida is the stabilization of the South Florida Archaeological Collection. Additional research projects are focused on the cultural development of ancient peoples in southern Florida during the pre-contact period.

Cultural Anthropology

The Department undertook or participated in two recent cultural anthropology projects in Ecuador. During 2007 Robert Feeney journeyed into Oriente Province spending a week among the legendary Jivaro indians where he took numerous photographs and collected a wide assortment of artifacts relating to the material culture of this once elusive tribe.


During 2008, Rudolph Pascucci participated in an ethnographic field study organized by Florida Atlantic University that focused on argicultural activity and social issues in a small fishing village along the coast of Manabi Province.

Ecuador Jungle House

 

Department of Paleontology

Paleontology

paleontologists

The Department of Paleontology maintains two active dig sites in South Dakota where our field crews have been conducting excavations in the famous Hell Creek Formation each summer since 2003. Major finds have included Cheryll the Triceratops; Henry, a juvenilel triceratops; fossilized amber with embedded insects; and an articulated and bird fossil that is the first of its kind found in the Hell Creek formation.

In addition the Museum has recently acquired an as yet undescibed species of Troodon raptor.

Online 2005 Field Journal

Online 2007 Field Journal

Follow this year's expedition by clicking on the link below

Expedition Dinosaur 2013

Collections

Major work in progress includes the stabilization of the South Florida Dig Collection and the establishment of an electronic database to be placed online. The database will feature site descriptions and photographs of associated artifacts.

All of our scientific research collections are housed in climate-controlled, secure conditions, and are openly available to researchers. To schedule access to the research collections, contact Curator of Anthropology Peter Ferdinando (pferd001@fiu.edu) or Curator of Paleontology Robert A. DePalma (rdepalma@pbmnh.org).


 


Gary Beiter
Feeney Digging
Gaby Paleontology Lab

 
 
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