James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professor of Historical Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Charles Cobb is Curator and Lockwood Professor of Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. His research focuses on the archaeology and ethnohistory of Native American engagements with European colonialism in southeastern North America. As curator of Historical Archaeology, he oversees extensive archaeological collections that largely represent Spanish colonial settlements in Florida, the Caribbean, and South America. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Cobb recently launched the Comparative Mission Archaeology Portal, an online archaeological archive for Franciscan mission sites in Florida. Ongoing projects include investigating Protestant missions to the Chickasaws, tracking the impacts of the Hernando de Soto expedition in Mississippi, and evaluating how climate change affected Native American communities during the 1300s and 1400s C.E. He is the author of the recent book The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era (2019, University Press of Florida).