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Dr. Ervan Garrison

Professor

Office: Baldwin Hall, Rm 265A   
Voice: (706) 542-1470; (706) 542-1097
Fax: (706) 542-3998
Lab: Barrow Hall, Rm 14   
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Education

Ph.D. Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Missouri 1979

Expertise & Interests

  • Prehistoric enquiry using the tools of geophysics and geochemistry to locate and characterize the subsurface remains of human habitation. UGA has led in this area using digital radar, magnetics, GIS, stable isotopes in portable and laboratory settings to characterize archaeological finds.
  • Underwater archaeology
  • European prehistory

Research Projects

My work involves prehistoric enquiry using the tools of geophysics and geochemistry to locate and characterize the subsurface remains of human habitation. UGA has led in this area using digital radar, magnetics, GIS, stable isotopes in portable and laboratory settings to characterize archaeological finds. A particular area of specialty is European prehistory. In addition, I perform and teach underwater archeology.

Of Note

Fellow of the Geological Society of America

Selected Publications

  • Garrison, E. Techniques for Archaeological Geology. 2003. Heidelberg:Springer Verlag.
  • Garrison, E. 1998. A History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods. Boca Raton: CRC Press LLC.
  • Herz, Norman, and E. Garrison. 1998. Geological Methods for Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Garrison, E. 2008. “Shallow Marine Margin Sediments, Modern Marine Erosion and the Fate of Sequence Boundaries – Georgia Bight (USA)”. Southeastern Geology 45(3): 127-142, with Greg McFall and Scott E. Noakes.
  • Garrison, E. 2001. Physics and archaeology. Physics Today 54(10): 32-36.

Course Instruction

Fall 2012
Special Topics in Anthropology
ANTH 4900
Fall 2012
Archaeological Geology
4700/6700