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Joshua M. Goodwin

Archaeologist, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, Division of Historical Resources

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

Josh is a staff archaeologist at the Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research. As part of the Public Lands section of the Bureau, Josh conducts reconnaissance survey and research on state lands, assists land managers and state agencies with cultural resource management on state lands, and provides guidance on cultural resources for Florida Forever, Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. His thesis research at the University of Florida incorporated zooarchaeological analysis to investigate the ritual use of waterbirds at the Shell Mound site (8LV42) and within the greater Southeast during the Middle to Late Woodland periods. His research interest continues to be focused on the pre-Columbian communities that inhabited the northern Gulf Coast and Red Hills of present day Florida and how their relations with animals and the landscape can inform interpretations of the archaeological record.

Recent Publications

  • Goodwin, Joshua M., Kenneth E. Sassaman, Meggan E. Blessing, and David W. Steadman. 2019. Birds of Summer Solstice: World-Renewal Rituality on the Northern Gulf Coast of Florida. Cambridge Archaeological Journal.
  • Sassaman, Kenneth E., Meggan E. Blessing, Joshua M. Goodwin, Jessica A. Jenkins, Ginessa J. Mahar, Anthony Boucher, Terry E. Barbour, and Mark C. Donop. 2020. Maritime Ritual Economy of Cosmic Synchronicity: Summer Solstice Events at a Civic-Ceremonial Center on the Northern Gulf Coast of Florida. American Antiquity 85:22-50.
  • Sassaman, K. E., N. J. Wallis, P. M. McFadden. G. J. Mahar, J. A. Jenkins, M. C. Donop, M. P. Mones, A. Palmiotto, A. Boucher. J. M. Goodwin, C. I. Oliveira. 2017. Keeping Pace with Rising Sea: The First Six Years of the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 12:173-199.