Keith H Ashley

Coord Research Prog Svs • Coord Archaeological Research

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Southeastern U.S. and Florida Archaeology, Historical Process, Political Economy, Field and Laboratory Methodology

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida
Dissertation: Interaction, Population Movement, and Political Economy: The Changing Social Landscape of Northeastern Florida (A.D. 900-1500)

M.S. Anthropology, Florida State University
Thesis: Effects of European and American Colonization of the Southeast on Upper Creek Indian Settlement Patterns

B.A. Anthropology, Auburn University

Biography

Keith Ashley is Coordinator of Research at the Archaeology Laboratory (Building 51, Room 1204) and an adjunct in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  I grew up in northern Florida and moved north to attend Auburn University, where I received a BA in Anthropology. I returned to the sunshine state to earn a MS from Florida State University and a PH.D. from the University of Florida.  Over the past 20 years, I have been involved in archaeological excavation and research throughout the southeastern U.S. Field projects have ranged from 4000 year old shell middens along the Atlantic coast to 17th century Creek Indian villages in central Alabama. My current research focuses on the archaeology of Native Americans in northeastern Florida before and after European contact. Beyond research and teaching, my aim is to draw UNF students into “hands-on” archaeology through fieldwork and laboratory analysis in an effort to prepare them for graduate school and a career in archaeology.

Awards

2012 Jacksonville Historic Preservation Committee Preservation Award (Archaeology) for the University of North            Florida Public Archaeology Field School.

2011 UNF Engaged Department Incentive Award

2009 Jacksonville Historic Preservation Committee Preservation Award (Archaeology) for the Archaeological    Project at the Betz-Tiger Pont Preserve

 

2001 University of North Florida Students’ Choice Outstanding Professor Award
 

Affiliations

Florida Archaeological Council
Florida Anthropological Society
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Timucuan Trials Park Foundation
Society of Georgia Archaeology
Society for American Archaeology

APPOINTMENTS/OFFICES

Editor, The Florida Anthropologist (current)
Advisory Board Member, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Northeast Region (current)
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2012-13 State of Florida, Historic Preservation, small Category Matching Grant
2012-13 Environmental Center Seed Grant. Negotiating the Tides: Shellfish Collecting at the
Mill Cove Complex (AD 1000-1250).
2012 UNF Faculty Research Enhancement Grant
2006 Friends of Talbot Islands Research Grant
2003 United States Department of the Interior-National Park Service STAR Award
2001 University of North Florida Students’ Choice Outstanding Professor Award
2001-2002 Charles H. Fairbanks Scholarship Award, Department of Anthropology, University of
Florida - 
2001 Archaeological Neutron Activation Analysis Support Grant from the Archaeometry Lab
at the University Research Reactor, University of Missouri, Columbia
2001 Florida Archaeological Council John W. Griffin Grant Award

2000 Florida Archaeological Council John W. Griffin Grant Award

1999 Florida Archaeological Council John W. Griffin Grant Award ($300)

Publications & Presentations

BOOKS

 

2012 Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World. Edited by Keith Ashley and Nancy M. White. University Press of Florida.

 

RECENT PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

2013d Ritual at the Mill Cove Complex: Realms Beyond the River. In New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida, edited by Neill J. Wallis and Asa R. Randall. University Press of Florida. (first author with Vicki Rolland). In press

 

2013c Grafting onto the Native Landscape: The Franciscan Mission System in Northeastern Florida. In From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands, pp. 143-163. The Academy of American Franciscan History, Berkeley, CA.

 

2013b Timucua Tribe. In Florida and Caribbean Indians. Florida Historical Society, Cocoa.
(This book is for middle school students)

 

2013a Missions San Buenaventura and Santa Cruz de Guadalquini: Retreat from the Georgia Coast. In Life Among the Tides: Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight, pp. 395-422, edited by Victor Thompson and David Hurst Thomas. American Museum of Natural History Anthropological Papers No. 98. First author with Vicki Rolland and Robert Thunen.

 

2012c Les Indiens Mocama : Le côté natif de la rencontre de français (The Mocama Indians: The Native Side of the French Encounter). In Florida, un rêve français (1562-1565), edited by Mickaël Augeron, John de Bry, and Annick Notter, pp. 59-65. Musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle Librairie des Musées. La Rochelle, France.

 

2012b The Mississippi Period in Florida: An Introduction. In Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World, edited by Keith Ashley and Nancy White. University Press of Florida. First author with Nancy Marie White.

 

2012a Early St. Johns II Interaction, Exchange, and Politics: A View from Northeastern Florida. In Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World, edited by Keith Ashley and Nancy M White. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

 

2009 Straddling the Florida-Georgia State Line: Ceramic Chronology of the St. Marys Region (A.D. 1400-1700). In From Santa Elena to St. Augustine: Indigenous Ceramic Variability (A.D. 1400-1700), ed. by Kathleen Deagan and David Hurst Thomas, pp 125-140. American Museum of Natural History Anthropological Papers, no. 90.

 

2008b Reexamining an Archaeological Survey of Big Talbot Island. (with Robert Thunen). The Florida Anthropologist.61(3-4):133-148.

 

2008a Refining the Ceramic Chronology of Northeastern Florida. The Florida Anthropologist 61(3-4):123-132.
 

AshleyContact Information

Building 51, Room 1212

(904) 620-3869

kashley@unf.edu

Website