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Joshua M. GoodwinJoshua M. Goodwin

M.A., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2017
B.A., Anthropology, Appalachian State, 2014

Background and Research Interests

In 2014, Josh entered the Ph.D. program in anthropology at the University of Florida to continue research into complex hunter-gatherers of the southeastern United States. His research interests include coastal archaeology, zooarchaeology, ritual, communication networks and the importance of place around the southeastern coast. As an undergraduate at Appalachian State University, his research focused on prehistoric peoplesí use of rockshelters, resource procurement, and interaction with the landscape of the Appalachian Summit region. As part of an undergraduate honors thesis Josh completed an archaeological survey of rockshelters within the boundaries of the Grandfather Mountain attraction area in an effort to discover and record sites for land management and public education programs of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

Current Research Projects

Josh is currently working as part of the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey conducting field excavation and zooarchaeological analysis. For his Masterís Thesis research Josh is investigating the ritual use of waterbirds at the Shell Mound site (8LV42) and within the greater southeast region during the Middle to Late Woodland periods.

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