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Mark C. DonopMark C. Donop

Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology, Univ. of Florida
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 (LSA) 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. Mark’s M.A. thesis focused on the technofunctional analysis of Suazan Troumassoid (500–1000 BP) ceramics from Grenada excavated by Ripley Bullen in the 1950s and housed in the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). His research interests include Florida and Circum-Caribbean archaeology, ceramics, and public archaeology.

Current Research Projects

Mark has joined other LSA members participating in the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey begun in 2009. His research is focused on the Palmetto Mound (8LV2) and Shell Mound (8LV42) in Levy County. The archaeological fieldwork is combined with the analysis of collections in the FLMNH under the supervision of Dr. Neill Wallis.

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