As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Randolph Clarke, professor, Department […]
Florida State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres has lots and lots of data from her work as an archaeologist. Now she’s looking for someone else who could use it. Peres participated in the recent “Collaborative Collision,” an event organized by the FSU Office of Research Development to connect colleagues across academic disciplines. For […]
Turtles served as more than tasty treats for many Native American tribes throughout North America. In fact, turtle shells were used as rattles and other musical instruments, said FSU Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres. “Music is an important part of many cultures in ways we may not realize,” Peres said. “Musical instruments have a […]
Students and their professor are working on the first archaeological dig in 10 years at the living history museum that was the shared community of Spanish priests and the Apalachee. They are excavating the former location of a Spanish house that may have also been the spot of an Apalachee structure.
Back in a corner of the grounds of a 17th century Spanish mission, FSU students and their professor have been spending a lot of time digging in the dirt. The site is Mission San Luis and the students and their professor are working on the first archaeological dig in 10 years at the living history museum […]
It’s not uncommon to see a person holding onto a rabbit’s foot key chain for good luck, but in the traditional Cherokee homelands of the southern United States, deer antlers were a symbol of luck and heritage. In a new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and […]
Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America’s classic holiday meal. Florida State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and graduate student Kelly Ledford write in a paper published today in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports that Native Americans as early as 1200 – 1400 A.D. […]
A Tennessee cave with a colorful history as a speakeasy, dance hall and hideout during the Civil War was originally a native burial ground 8,500 years ago. New research by Florida State University Associate Professor of Archaeology Tanya Peres in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports details the complex history of the cave located in […]