Project Team

Dr. Uzi Baram

Professor of Anthropology, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, Director of New College Public Archaeology Lab

druzi-baram_ncf-nov2016-72xWith a M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Dr. Uzi Baram is an anthropologist who teaches a wide range of archaeology and cultural anthropology courses. In recent years, Professor Baram has moved his principle area of research from the study of eastern Mediterranean history and culture to that of the west coast of Florida.  As a faculty member at New College, he has created local programs in archaeology and heritage studies. For example, the public anthropology program Looking for Angola employs the dual lens of archaeology and ethnography to reveal a `history from below’ for an early nineteenth century maroon community in the context of the anthropological critiques of racism and the histories of southwestern Florida. As the founding director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab, Professor Baram has trained students in historic preservation, public outreach, and anthropological studies of the recent past.

Professor Baram has edited and contributed to "A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire: Breaking New Ground (2000), Marketing Heritage: Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past" (2004), and "Between Art and Artifact: Approaches to Visual Representation in Historical Archaeology" (2007) as well as many journal articles and research reports on historical archaeology, heritage, and the politics of the past.


Producer of the Virtual Landscapes at Digital Heritage Interactive LLC

Dr. Edward Gonzalez-TennantDr. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant earned his Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees from the University of Florida in 2011 and 2008, respectively, for his research into the 1923 Rosewood race riot. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas. He is listed on the Register of Professional Archaeologists. He has conducted research on five continents and has published on the use of virtual technologies, computer mapping, and new media within archaeology.


Producer of the Virtual Landscapes at Digital Heritage Interactive LLC

diana-gonzalez-tennant-linkedinDr. Diana Gonzalez-Tennant is Digital Archaeologist, Game Developer at Digital Heritage Interactive LLC and Staff Heritage Design Specialist at SEARCH Environmental Services. Ms. Gonzalez-Tennant received her master’s degree from the University of Florida in 2011, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008, both in Anthropology. Her specializations include site survey for virtual reconstruction, spatially accurate 3D reconstructions of sites, creation of virtual world environments, and 2D graphic design.


Consulting Scholar, Founder and Director, Looking for Angola Project

vicki-oldham-1She is Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Albany State University with a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University From Oldham's LinkedIn profile: "Experienced journalist, marketer, media and public relations strategist with proven success in the marketing, fundraising and communications for over twenty-five years. What I enjoy most is strategically promoting the achievements of amazing students, talented artists and compelling experts. I thrive in senior level positions working collaboratively with an inspirational, creative and innovative team focused on improving the planet in the public and private sector." Read more about Looking For Angola


Consulting Scholar, author of "Black Seminoles of the Bahamas"

dr-rosalynhowardAssociate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She specializes in Cultural Anthropology and her primary area of research is ethnohistorical studies of the African Diaspora with a focus on the interrelationships formed by African and Indigenous peoples in the Americas and the Caribbean. Dr. Howard has conducted extensive research among mixed Native-African populations in The Bahamas and Bermuda. Among her publications is the book entitled Black Seminoles in the Bahamas, an ethnographic study of the Black Seminole descendant community of Red Bays, Andros Island, Bahamas. Dr. Howard is also a member of a public anthropology research project entitled Looking for Angola currently compiling archaeological, cultural, and archival evidence of an early 19th century Florida maroon community, located near present-day Sarasota, Florida, which has a direct connection to Red Bays.


Consulting Scholar, author of "The Archaeology of Anti-Slavery Resistance"

terranceweikAn Associate Professor at University of South Carolina, Dr. Weik received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his graduate degrees from the University of Florida. Weik chose a career in archaeology in order to explore African diasporan cultural origins, freedom seeking initiatives, struggles with inequalities, and social identities. Weik’s earliest research involved Africans who escaped from slavery in Florida as well as Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Ethnogenesis and the linkages between indigenous people and Africans were particularly salient in his early works. His latest project involves the parallels between African diasporic displacement and “Indian Removal.”


Consulting Scholar, author of "The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World"

millett-nathaniel-640A historian from New Jersey, Millett has a Ph.D., Cambridge University and a B.A./M.A., University of Edinburgh. His focus on the experiences of African Americans and Native Americans in the Americas led him to write the book, "The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World", which is a case study of North America's largest maroon community (that is, a community of self-emancipated former slaves) that emerged in Spanish West Florida during the War of 1812. He is currently an Associate Professor at Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri.