Nancy White


Registered Professional Archaeologist #10411 image of Dr. White


Office: SOC 144
Phone: 813/974-0815


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, 1982


Archaeology, Florida Archaeology, Southeastern U.S. Archaeology, North American Indians, South American Archaeology, European Prehistory, Archaeological Theory, Gender in Cross-cultural Perspective, Introduction to Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Human Evolution and Culture, Public Archaeology, Archaeological Field School and Lab Methods, and Archaeological Methods.


  • Southeastern Archaeological Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, 2023
  • Ripley P. Bullen Award for furthering cooperation with avocational archaeologists, 2001
  • Outstanding undergraduate teaching awards, 1993, 1994.


Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, Eastern U.S., Gulf Coast, Apalachicola-Lower Chattahoochee Valley, Origins of Complexity, Coastal vs. Interior Settlement, Gender in Anthropological Perspective, Public Archaeology, Cultural Resources Management.

Graduate Students

Victoria Freitas, Christopher Hunt, Kerri Klein, Taylor McMullen, and Hui Xiao.

Selected Publications

  • White, Nancy Marie, 2024, Apalachicola Valley Archaeology, Volume 1, Prehistory through the Middle Woodland Period, and Volume 2, The Late Woodland Period through Recent History. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • White, Nancy Marie, Lynne P. Sullivan, and Rochelle A. Marrinan (editors), 2024. 
    Grit-Tempered. Early Women Archaeologists in the Southeastern United States. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. New 25-year anniversary edition with new preface.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2023, APALACHICOLA VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGY Volumes 1 and 2 SUPPORTING DATA on USF Digital Commons website
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2021. Chattahoochee Landing Mound Complex (8Gd4) at the Apalachicola River Forks, Northwest Florida. Florida Anthropologist 74(4):193-226.
  • Lloyd Smith, L., N. Gani, M. Sauffi William, J. Appleby, S. Litah, B. Nyiri, W. Paran, and N. M. White, 2020 [originally 2017]. Early Central Borneo Project: Archaeological Investigations in Pa’Lungan Kelabit Highlands 2013-2015. The Sarawak Museum Journal 78(99):57-117.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2019. The Montgomery Fields Site on the Lower Flint River. Early Georgia 47:27-42.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2018. Apalachicola Valley Archaeological Survey and Synthesis, Northwest Florida. Report to the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee.
  • Du Vernay, Jeffrey, and Nancy Marie White, 2017. Fort Walton Mississippian Beginnings in the Apalachicola-Lower Chattahoochee River Valley. In Mississippian Beginnings,edited by Gregory D. Wilson, pp 260-292. University Press of Florida, Gainesvile.
  • Harke, Ryan, Gregory Herbert, Nancy Marie White, and Jennifer Sliko, 2015. Sclerochronology of Busycon sinistrum: Late Prehistoric Seasonality Determination at St. Joseph Bay, Florida, USA. Journal of Archaeological Science 57:98-108.
  • White, Nancy Marie, and Elicia Kimble, 2016. Paleo-Indian Through Protohistoric on St. Vincent Island, Northwest Florida. Florida Anthropologist 69:184-204.
  • Saccente, Julie Rogers, and Nancy Marie White, 2015. Fort San José, a Remote Spanish Outpost in Northwest Florida, 1700-1721. In Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America, ed. by P. Funari and M. Ximena Senatore, pp. 297-312. Springer Press, New York.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2014. What I Believe About the Useful Diversity of Theory in Southeastern Archaeology. Southeastern Archaeology 33:255-268.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2014. Apalachicola Valley Riverine, Estuarine, Bayshore, and Saltwater Shell Middens. Florida Anthropologist 67(2-3):77-104.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2014. Woodland and Mississippian in Northwest Florida –  Part of the South but Different. In New Histories of Pre Columbian Florida, edited by N. Wallis and A. Randall, pp. 223- 242. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • White, Nancy Marie, and Eric Prendergast, 2014. Mounds at Turtle Harbor. Video about Pierce Mound Complex.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2013. Pierce Mounds Complex. An Ancient Capital in Northwest Florida. Report to landowner George Mahr and to the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Department of Anthropology, USF.
  • Ashley, Keith, and Nancy Marie White (editors), 2012. Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2011. Middle Woodland and Protohistoric Fort Walton at The Lost Chipola Cutoff Mound, Northwest Florida. Florida Anthropologist 64 (3-4):241-73.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2010. Gotier Hammock Mound and Midden on St. Joseph Bay, Northwest Florida. Florida Anthropologist 63:149-182
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2008. Archaeology for Dummies. Wiley Publishing, Hoboken, NJ.
  • White, Nancy Marie, and Richard Weinstein, 2008. The Mexican Connection and the Far West of the Southeast. American Antiquity 73:227-277.
  • Marrinan, Rochelle A., and Nancy Marie White, 2007. Modeling Fort Walton Culture in Northwest Florida.Southeastern Archaeology 26(2):292-318.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2006. The Ephemeral Cape St. George Shipwreck on the Northern Gulf Coast, Franklin County, Florida. Florida Anthropologist 59:73-88.
  • White, Nancy Marie (editor), 2005. Gulf Coast Archaeology, the Southeastern U.S. and Mexico. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2005. Archaeological Survey of the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, Gulf County, Florida. Report to the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint, Florida, and the Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee. Department of Anthropology, USF.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2004. Late Archaic Fisher-Foragers in the Apalachicola-lower Chattahoochee Valley, Northwest Florida-south Georgia/Alabama. In Signs of Power: the Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast, edited by P. Carr and J. Gibson, pp. 10-25. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2003. Late Archaic in the Apalachicola/lower Chattahoochee Valley of Northwest Florida, Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama. Florida Anthropologist56(2):69-90.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2003. Testing Partially Submerged Shell Middens in the Apalachicola Estuarine Wetlands, Franklin County, Florida. Florida Anthropologist 56:15-45.
  • Weisman, Brent, and Nancy Marie White, 2000. A Model Graduate Training Programme in Public Archaeology. Antiquity 74:203-8.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2000. Prehistoric and Protohistoric Fort Walton at the Thick Greenbriar Site (8Ja417), Northwest Florida. Florida Anthropologist 53:134-152.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2000. Teaching Public Archaeology at the University of South Florida. In Teaching Archaeology in the Twenty-first Century, ed. by S. Bender and G. Smith, pp. 111-115.  Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 2000. Teaching Archaeologists to Teach Public Archaeology. In The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids, edited by K. Smardz and S. Smith, pp. 328-339). AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, California.
  • White, Nancy Marie, Joe Knetsch, and B. Calvin Jones, 1999. Archaeology, History, Fluvial Geomorphology, and the Mystery Mounds of Northwest Florida. Southeastern Archaeology 18:2-22.
  • White, Nancy Marie, Lynne P. Sullivan, and Rochelle A. Marrinan (editors), 1999.
  • Grit-Tempered. Early Women Archaeologists in the Southeastern United States.  University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • Brose, David S., and Nancy Marie White (editors), 1999. The Northwest Florida Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Donoghue, Joseph, and Nancy Marie White, 1994. Late Holocene Sea Level Change and Delta Migration, Apalachicola River Region, Florida. Journal of Coastal Research11(3):651-663.
  • White, Nancy Marie, 1994. Archaeological Investigations at Six Sites in the Apalachicola River Valley, Northwest Florida. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Technical Memorandum NOS SRD 26. Marine and Estuarine Management Division, Washington, D. C.
  • White, Nancy Marie, and J. Raymond Williams,1994. Public Archaeology in Florida, USA: A Review and Case Study. In The Presented Past, edited by P. Stone and B. Molyneaux. pp. 82-94. Routledge, One World Archaeology Series, London.