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Ervan Garrison

Professor, Anthropology/Geology

Contact Info

Baldwin Hall, G31
Geography-Geology, 307

My research focuses in part on the application of geoarchaeological methods to the study of prehistory. For the past two decades my projects have involved the study of the continental shelves of the American Southeast. Three graduate students have produced theses and dissertations that arose from this work. Two others have completed research theses on east African sites. Additionally, students, under my direction, have completed archaeological geophysical studies on U.S. and European sites. One recent study in 2015 used radar and magnetometry to map a hill fort in the southern highlands of Scotland.


PhD, Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979

Research Interests:
  • Geoarchaeology/archeogeophysics
  • Archaeometry and archaeological science
  • Paleoecology
  • Prehistoric underwater archaeology
  • Iron and Bronze Age Europe
  • Southeast U.S. prehistory
Selected Publications:

Garrison, E. G. 2018. New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians University of Florida Press. Gainesville. Co-editor. In Press.

Lanzarone, P., Garrison, E. G., Bobe, R. and Getahun, A. 2016. Examining Fluvial Stratigraphic Architecture Using Groundā€Penetrating Radar at the Fanta Stream Fossil and Archaeological Site, Central Ethiopia. Geoarchaeology, 31: 577-591. doi:10.1002/gea.21584

Garrison, E. G. 2016. Techniques in Archaeological Geology, 2nd Edition.

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