Randall Research Center

The Randell Research Center (RRC) is a research and education program operated by the Florida Museum of Natural History at the Pineland Site Complex, Lee County, Florida. The RRC is a logical extension of the Museum’s Southwest Florida Project and “Year of the Indian” archaeology/education project. The RRC has existed since 1996 when the Randell family gifted 53 acres of the 240-acre, internationally significant Pineland Site Complex to the University of Florida. You are welcome to visit the Randell Research Center. The Pineland archaeological site was occupied by Calusa Indians from more than 1,500 years. Observe archaeological excavations in progress. Find out why Calusa people constructed mounds and canals. Explore the mounds and canals on the Calusa Heritage Trail.

Internal Links:

Lost Worlds: Florida

Ancient Civilizations of Florida

External Links:

Le Moyne’s Florida Indians @ TheNewWorld.us

Calusa Heritage Trail @ Randall Research Center

Gary C. Daniels

Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of LostWorlds.org.