at Indiana State University
Geoarchaeology, which involves the use of geoscience methods and techniques to solve archaeological problems, is a research focus of the new Earth and Quaternary Sciences Program and Archaeology & Quaternary Research Laboratory at ISU.
Dr. C. Russell Stafford's (Professor of Anthropology) research centers on Holocene landscape reconstruction through soil-geomorphic studies in the lower Ohio River valley and the development of techniques and strategies for discovery and sampling of deeply buried archaeological sites, particularly through the analysis of microartifacts.
A new Master's (MS) degree program in Earth & Quaternary Sciences with a specialization in Geoarchaeology and Quaternary Science has been approved for the Fall 2009.
Fully-equipped archaeology, geochemistry, geomorphology and other laboratories are available for graduate student research (available facilities). The Archaeology & Quaternary Research Laboratory has a 4WD Truck and trailer-mounted Giddings probe for geomorphological/geoarchaeological field investigations. Other specialized instruments include a GeoScan FM36 Gradiometer and a Bartington MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter. A Hydrometer Lab is also available for particle size analysis. Students also have access to state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS labs. The CRM program focuses on geoarchaeology projects that provide students with a full-range of research opportunities.
For more information write to C.R. Stafford,
Archaeology & Quaternary Research Laboratory, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, call
812-237-2261, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
last updated 08/13/09