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Graduate Student


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A., Anthropology, Rollins College, 2014




Dr. James Davidson

Research Interests

Historical archaeology; African Diaspora archaeology; Ethnogenesis; Power, Resistance, and Accommodation;
Landscape and Place-making; Migration, Frontiers, and Borderlands

Selected Publications

Uneven Landscapes, Uneven Histories: Maroons in the American Historical Narrative

Cabin 1 at the Bulow Plantation (8FL7): Final Results of the 2014 and 2015 University of Florida
Archaeological Field Schools at the Bulow Plantation Historic Ruins State Park (Flagler County, FL)

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • 2019 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship; University of Florida, Center for Humanities and the Public
  • 2019 Doctoral Research Travel Award; University of Florida, Graduate School
  • 2018 Exceptional Course Development Award for “Race and Racism”; University of Florida,
    Instructional Technology
  • 2018 Online Education Excellence Award for “Quality of Course Materials,” Co-designer and
    Instructor of record for “Race and Racism”; University of Florida
  • 2016 University Women’s Club Graduate Award; University of Florida
  • 2016 James C. Waggoner Jr. Grant-in-Aid; University of Florida, Department of Anthropology
  • 2016 Harriet Tubman Travel Award; Society for Historical Archaeology, Gender and Minority
    Affairs Committee
  • 2014-2017 Grinter Fellowship; University of Florida, Department of Anthropology
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Office: Turlington Hall, Room B309
Phone: (352) 294-7586


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
  • Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of Vermont, 1988

Research Interests

Non-Western cultures of the humid tropics, especially Amazonia and Caribbean; pre-industrial complex societies; built environment, cultural memory and landscape; historical and political ecology; interdisciplinary approaches; anthropology of the body.

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Selected Publications

Heckenberger, Michael, and Eduardo Góes Neves. 2009. Amazonian Archaeology. Annual Review of Anthropology 38:251-266.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Carlos Fausto, Joshua R. Toney, Morgan J. Schmidt, Edithe Pereira, Bruna Franchetto, and Afukaka Kuikuro. 2008. Pre-Columbian Urbanism, Anthropogenic Landscapes, and the Future of the Amazon. Science 321(5893):1214-1217.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Joshua R. Toney, and Morgan J. Schmidt. 2007. The Legacy of Cultural Landscapes in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for Biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362(1478):197-208.

More Publications Available on Google Scholar

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