Geoarchaeology Blog

Causes of ground-penetrating radar reflections in sediments

This PhD thesis by Remke Leander van Dam submitted to VU Amsterdam in 2001 is an excellent discussion of the role of water, iron oxides and organic matter in generating GPR reflectors in shallow sediments.

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On the Road, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

On the Road, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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Remove Sensing for Global Archaeology

An introduction to some of the key types of remote sensing data used in archaeology.

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Ishmael, my fantastic photography assistant during the Mapoon Mission Cemetery Survey

Ishmael, my fantastic photography assistant during the Mapoon Mission Cemetery Survey

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How surveliance technology helps us find lost civilizations

Satellites, drones, lidar, GPR and more

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Phd Done!

I’m very happy to report that I finally submitted my PhD thesis entitled “Spatially Resolved Strontium Isotope Microanalysis of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Fauna from Archaeological Sites in Israel and Southern France” in January 2013.  Accordingly , I’m spending the next four months travelling from Asia to Europe and ignoring work for a while.

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New Article in the Journal of Archaeological Science

I’m a co-author on a recent paper by Aubert et al. in the Journal of Archaeological Science on using a SHRIMP II to do in-situ oxygen isotope analysis on a range of archaeological materials including Neanderthal and herbivore enamel as well as fish otoliths. The complete abstract is: A Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP II) […]

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Survey Crew, Meadows Cemetery, November 2008.

 This photo shows me and my field crew taking a break in Middleton during our survey looking for unmarked graves and  some church foundations using EMI, GPR and mag on the site at the Meadows’ Wesleyan cemetery in South Australia in 2008.  The results of this survey are still (sadly) unpublished but I learnt a […]

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PhD Retreat at Port Moorowie

Clearly, I’ve been a very slack blogger lately.  This has been driven by me going into extended retreat at the small coastal town of Port Moorowie on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia to get my PhD written.  Amazingly, it’s working really well.  The town has a permanent population of about 20 households (with another […]

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Appearance on Catalyst discussing the Teouma Lapita site

I featured in a very minor way in a recent episode of the Australian science television show Catalyst.  The episode focuses on the Lapita site of Teouma in Vanuatu that has been excavated by Professor Matthew Spriggs and Dr Stuart Bedford over the last few years.  While I only appear briefly, there’s great shots of […]

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