Zack Gilmore


I am an anthropological archaeologist with diverse interests in the pre-Columbian societies of Florida and the broader American Southeast. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department and Archaeology Program Coordinator at Rollins College.  I earned my Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2014 before coming to Rollins in 2016.

I teach courses on a wide range of topics in archaeological method and theory and North America's pre-Columbian societies.  I also direct the Central Florida Archaeological Field School Program and supervise student internships related to the curation of collections in the Rollins College Archaeology Lab. 

My research focuses on understanding the social structure and interaction of Florida shell mound communities during the Late Archaic Period (ca. 5700–3500 B.P.), a subject I approach primarily by studying the crafting and exchange of early pottery.  I am author of Gathering at Silver Glen: Community and History in Late Archaic Florida (University Press of Florida, 2016) and co-editor of The Archaeology of Events: Cultural Change and Continuity in the Pre-Columbian Southeast (University of Alabama Press, 2015). 

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