The Apalachicola Ecosystems Project


The mission of the Apalachicola Ecosystems Project (AEP) is to research culture change among the historic Native Americans of the southeastern United States and to use that ethnographic context to identify how humans interact with and alter the environment.  The AEP will provide scientific knowledge about human adaptation and anthropogenic ecology to other scientists and policy makers.  The AEP will contribute to public understanding of the historical and cultural context of the native people and ecology of the United States. 

The AEP is funded through a combination of contributions from private individuals including Mr. and Mrs. Bart Woodruff and grants from the National Science Foundation, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Department of Defense, the Environmental Division at Fort Benning Military Installation, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of West Georgia. 

Project members:

Thomas Foster, Ph.D. (Project Director), Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory and Department of Anthropology, University of West


Georgina DeWeese, Ph.D., Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia

Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona

Arthur Cohen, Ph.D., Department of Geology, University of South Carolina

Roger Brown, Ph.D., Department of Geology, Columbus State University

Muscogee Creek Nation, Oklahoma


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