Research Opportunity


Do Your Research Work in Our Lab

The Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc. (AWIARE) is accepting applications for research at Weedon Island Preserve in Pinellas County, Florida. 

The 3200-acre preserve is home to the Weedon Island archaeological site (8PI1), listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well other sites related to the Manasota, Weedon Island, and Safety Harbor cultures.  Use of the AWIARE Research Station is open to qualified researchers and graduate students who wish to conduct archaeological research related to Weeden Island and related topics.  Multidisciplinary projects that address questions of human-environment interactions (e.g., sea-level change, climate change, human ecology) are encouraged.  Applicants must complete an application form that describes their research, explains how it conforms to the mission and objectives of AWIARE, and indicates the source of funding for the project.  AWIARE does not provide funding, scholarships, or fellowships at this time.  Use of the Research Station for research and living accommodations is provided free of charge.  Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and be associated with an educational organization or institution.  Independent researchers or those pursuing advanced degrees also may apply.  Research may include field work, laboratory analysis, or archival research.

For more information, contact: Robert Austin, AWIARE, 1500 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702


AWIARE maintains collections of artifacts, archival documents, and photographs from archaeological sites in the greater Tampa Bay area, including Weeden Island.  The collections are available to students and researchers by appointment.  Most documents and photographs have been digitized and are viewable online. A searchable online collections database can be accessed here(  AWIARE does not charge for copies, but donations do cover the costs of reproduction and shipping.

Reproduction, exhibition, and distribution of images is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc.

Donations can be made by check mailed to:

1500 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Please contact AWIARE before sending donation.

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3x3" Photographic Reproductions $10 each

3x5" Photographic Reproductions $15 each

4x6" Photographic Reproductions $15 each

5x7" Photographic Reproductions $20 each

8x10" Photographic Reproductions $25 each

Copy/Scan size: Letter $.25 each

Copy/Scan size: Oversize $.50 each