Dr. William H. Marquardt was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Southeastern Archeological Conference for his "significant and sustained contributions to southeastern archeology" during his career. He was given the award during the conference's October 2016 meeting.
Dr. Marquardt has worked in Southwest Florida archaeology since 1983. Conference officials highlighted his work as a scholar as well as a communicator, lauding his efforts to engage the public through outreach, educational, and tourism programs about his "seminal research on the Calusa of South Florida."
Currently Dr. Marquardt is a curator of South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography at the Florida Museum of Natural History; a director of Randell Research Center, as well as the director of the Institute of Archaeology and Paleoenvironmental Studies; and he's also a professor of anthropology at the University of Florida.