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More than two dozen grave shafts have been discovered at a lost, but not forgotten African American cemetery in Clearwater. Among the team of researchers who took part in the effort are USF-based archaeologists helping to give a community the chance to memorialize those still at rest under layers of dirt, time and development.
February 25, 2021Research and Innovation
USF doctoral students combining engineering and anthropology to inform Florida’s Coral Reef restoration and monitoring
More than 300 miles of coral reefs stretch across Florida’s Atlantic coast. While this marine habitat is home to hundreds of aquatic species and plays an important role in the state’s economy, it is also in danger of disappearing. But a new project from a team of University of South Florida doctoral students is taking an interdisciplinary approach to protect and restore these vital habitats.
February 10, 2021Research and Innovation
University of South Florida anthropologists are taking a critical look at the past in an effort to build and strengthen future relationships with Indigenous communities in Florida and across the country.
USF forensic anthropologist leads renewed effort to help solve Hillsborough County cold case homicides
Erin Kimmerle, associate professor of forensic anthropology and executive director of the Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science at USF, is collaborating with the Hillsborough County Sheriff and Medical Examiner’s offices to help solve several cold case homicides.
November 17, 2020University News
Across the U.S., the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries are estimated to suffer millions of dollars in economic losses from harmful algal blooms — losses played out in communities from California to New England, and Ohio to Florida. But the true economic losses caused by these toxic blooms, commonly referred to as red tide, are unknown.
April 30, 2020Research and Innovation
Low-income teenagers were more likely to eat cheese sandwiches during school lunch and be bullied because of it according to a recent study conducted by USF researchers. The study was designed to learn about the ways in which teens face food scarcity and on what changes they would like to see.
March 9, 2020Research and Innovation
Hundreds of years ago, colossal oysters were commonplace across much of Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. Today, those oysters have disappeared, leaving behind a new generation roughly a third smaller – a massive decline that continues to have both economic and environmental impacts on a region considered by many to be the last remaining unspoiled coastlines in the Gulf.
February 5, 2020Research and Innovation
For University of South Florida Professor, Christian Wells, PhD, the health and wellbeing of a community is tied directly to the health of the environment around it. It’s that belief that influences Wells’ work and has led to a productive partnership with a Tampa-area nonprofit transforming an in-need community right in USF’s backyard.
November 5, 2019Research and Innovation
USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle is featured in a documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.
October 14, 2019Research and Innovation
The Florida Department of State (DOS) and the University of South Florida (USF) announced that the USF research team led by Erin Kimmerle, PhD, concluded the first phase of its investigation of the 27 anomalies reported near the Dozier School for Boys and found no evidence of human remains.
July 23, 2019Research and Innovation
A research team from the University of South Florida is beginning to examine portions of land near the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. this week, after a contractor recently discovered 27 anomalies during routine cleanup work.
July 18, 2019Research and Innovation
University of South Florida archaeologists are digging into one of Florida’s oldest native landmarks in hopes of unearthing insightful clues about the Tocobaga native people in Safety Harbor.
June 24, 2019Research and Innovation