The department's focus on archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology allows for collaborative work among faculty, students, and community. Faculty-direct field and lab research programs in Mexico, the Caribbean, the US (Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Northeast), and the Mediterranean. All archaeology faculty are Registered Professional Archaeologists. Faculty and students conduct trans-disciplinary research with Classics, Modern Languages, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, the National High Magnetic Field Lab, Art History, Geography, Geology, Scientific Computing, and Social Work.
Teaching labs that house archaeological, biological, and ethnographic teaching collections; Archaeological and biological labs that house comparative and type collections; human osteology lab, zooarchaeology lab, geoarchaeology lab, Geospatial lab, digitization lab. Cameras and photography tools for artifact and specimen photos, plotter for oversize maps and research posters. Field equipment includes a total station and GPS set-up, survey and excavation equipment for terrestrial and underwater fieldwork; terrestrial and underwater coring set-ups; flotation tank and water-screening set-ups; a research boat, field vehicles, and a fully equipped dive locker. High-end desktop setups for video documentary production. Extensive artifact collections from Florida. HRAF and e-HRAF database available through the FSU Libraries. Southeast Archeological Center, National Park Service, Florida State University Marine Lab, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, United States Forest Service facilities compliment the existing university facilities.