Robert S. Carr


Professional Profile

Co-founded the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy in 1985. He has served as its full time director since 1999. He has worked as an archaeologist with the State of Florida's Division of Historic Resources and with the National Park Service. He was Miami-Dade County's first archaeologist and became the County's Historic Preservation Director in 1999. Bob has a Master's Degree in Anthropology from Florida State University. He is a former editor of the Florida Anthropologist and former president of the Florida Archaeological Council. He is a recipient of the Bullen Award, and received Florida's Historic Preservation Award in 2003.


Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida

  • M.S. Degree in Anthropology

Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida

  • B.A. Degree in Anthropology

University of Miami. Coral Gables, Florida

  • Course Work

Miami-Dade Junior College. Miami, Florida

  • A.A. Degree

Professional Experience

1999 – Present. Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc.

  • Executive Director   

1996 - 1999. Dade County Historic Preservation Division

  • Director   

1994 - 1995. Dade County Division of Historic Preservation.

  • Acting Director   

1978 - 1999. Dade County Division of Historic Preservation.

  • County Archaeologist   

1980 - 1981. Florida Archaeological Council.

  • President    

1980 - 1983. The Florida Anthropologist.

  • Editor  

March 1977. U.S. Park Service, SE Archaeological Center, Tallahassee, Florida.

  • Archaeologist.  

1973 - 1976. Division of Archives History and Records Mgmt, Tallahassee,  Florida.

  • Contract Archaeologist.

Representative Projects (Principal Investigator)

  • 2015. Archaeological Assessment of the Cutler Fossil Site, Miami-Dade County     
  • 1999 - 2003. Archaeological assessment and data analysis of Miami Circle (8DA12)   
  • 2000 - 2001. Archaeological investigation of Okeechobee Battlefield. Boundary    
  • 1992 and 2006. Preachers Cave, Eleuthera, Bahamas   
  • 1992. Archaeological Survey and Management Plan for the Town of Palm Beach   
  • 1991 - 2002. Ortona Canal and Earthworks, Glades County    
  • 2000 - 2001.  Long Lakes (Broward County) archaeological investigations    
  • 1985 - 1991. Archaeological Survey of Broward County   
  • 1979 - 1981.  Archaeological Survey of Miami-Dade County 

Selected Reports and Publications

  • 2003. Carr, Robert S., Alison Elgart-Berry, Victor Longo, Jeff Ransom Archaeological Survey of Palm Beach  County, Florida. AHC Technical Report #419.   
  • 1998. Carr, Robert S., David Allerton and Ivan Rodriguez An Assessment of the Archaeological and Historic Resources of the Florida Keys, Monroe County. AHC Technical Report #4.   
  • 1995. Carr, Robert S., James Pepe, W.S. Steele and Linda Jester Archaeological Survey of Martin County, Florida. AHC Technical Report #124   
  • 1991. An Archaeological Survey of Broward County, Florida: Phase I. AHC Technical Report #34   
  • 1990. Carr, Robert S. and Patricia Fay An Archaeological Survey of the Lower Keys, Monroe County, Florida. AHC Technical Report #19.   
  • 1981. Dade County Historic Survey Final Report: The Archaeological Survey. Historic Preservation Division. Metro-Dade Office of Community and Economic Development.   
  • 1978. An Archaeological Survey of the Big Cypress National Preserve, Preliminary Report. National Park Service, Southeastern Archaeological Center, Tallahassee Florida. (Co-author).
  • 1975. An Archaeological and Historical Survey of the City of Apalachicola. Report on file with Division of Archives, History and Records Management, Tallahassee, Florida.   
  • 1974. An Archaeological and Historical Survey of Lake Okeechobee. Division of Archives, History and Records Management, Bureau of Historic Sites and Properties. Miscellaneous Project Report Series No. 22, Tallahassee,  Florida.  

Books and Articles

  • 2012. Digging Miami. University Press of Florida (September 30), Gainesville.
  • 2012. “Ritual Cave Use in the Bahamas.” In Sacred Darkness. University  of Colorado Press. (Senior author).
  • 2012. The Everglades (Images of America). Coauthor: Timothy A Harrington. Arcadia Publishing, Mount  Pleasant,  South Carolina.   
  • 2003. “The Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands” In Tree Islands of the Everglades.  Edited by Fred H. Sklar and A. Van Der Valk.   
  • 1984. Prehistoric Man in Southern Florida. In Environments of South  Florida – Present and Past. Edited by  Patrick Gleason. Memoir 2 (revised). Miami Geological Society.  (Co-author/Senior author).
  • 1981. The Brickell Store and Seminole Indian Trade. The Florida Anthropologist. 34:180-199.
  • 1974. “Aerial Photos Aid Archaeologists.” Popular Archaeology, Vol. 3, No. 6-7, p. 45.