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Unique Environment, Amateur Sleuths Make Fla. An Archaeology Prize

Published: Dec 1st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Ancient swamp things abound in Florida to give rare looks at the way people lived thousands of years ago, and ordinary folks are helping to uncover them, says a retired University of Florida professor.

UF Researcher: Bingo Wins Help Give Native Americans American Dream

Published: Sep 17th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The future is a good bet for Florida’s American Indians, who have gained clout and confidence from gambling casinos and marketing makeovers, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book.

UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies

Published: May 11th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida scientists are studying a real-life invasion of the body snatchers in hopes of finding new ways to solve the mysteries of old murders or accidental deaths.

UF Researcher Finds Mission Indians Played Bigger Role In Florida History

Published: Mar 18th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The Spanish would never have survived to give Florida its name and heritage in the 17th century without the Indians who lived at missions strung out across the state, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researcher: New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

Published: Feb 5th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.