The James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professorship in Florida and Caribbean Archaeology was established in 2008 at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). This endowed faculty position was created to honor the achievements and legacy of James E. Lockwood, Jr., a pioneer in the fields of underwater breathing technology and underwater archaeology and photography. The FLMNH has a long and distinguished history of leadership in the fields of Florida Archaeology, Caribbean and island Archaeology, Latin American Art and Archaeology, Spanish Colonial Archaeology and Historical and Environmental Archaeology. Mr. Lockwood’s technological inventions and vision for exploring underwater sites allowed the field of underwater archaeology to develop, and these advances were crucial to the Museum’s programs.
Annual income from this endowed fund provides support for the Museum’s Florida and Caribbean Archaeology programs in perpetuity. Funds will be used for archaeological field work and to support undergraduate and graduate student research, artifact and specimen preservation and curation, as well as analysis and dissemination through published articles, books, online databases, exhibitions and public programs.
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James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professorship in Florida and Caribbean Archaeology