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Mark C. DonopMark C. Donop

Ph.D., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2017
M.A., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2005
B.A., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2000

Background and Research Interests

In 2013, Mark joined the Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology and began dissertation research along the Florida Gulf Coast. He has conducted archaeology in Florida, California, Texas, North Carolina, Brazil, Tobago, Peru, and Guyana spanning the last 5,000 years and his M.A. thesis was focused on precolumbian ceramics from Grenada. Mark’s doctoral research was focused on the Palmetto Mound (8LV2) in Levy County, Florida that combined archaeological fieldwork with collections research at the Florida Museum of Natural History and South Florida Museum and bundling theory. Mark received his Ph.D. in December of 2017. His research interests include Florida and Circum-Caribbean archaeology, ceramics, Native Americans, and cultural heritage management.

Current Research Projects

Mark continues to participate with LSA staff and affiliates in the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey begun in 2009. Mark is also working on publications stemming from his dissertation research on Palmetto Mound.

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