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Ervan Garrison

UGA Arch

My research focuses in part on the application of geoarchaeological methods to the study Early and Middle Holocene human occupation, cultural adaptations and climate change. In our research on the continental shelves of the American Southeast we have sought to discriminate between ecological variables and culturally-based decisions for detecting the spatial and temporal variation in site locations. We have also AMS radiocarbon techniques and ZooMS to study climate-related dispersal and extinction of Atlantic gray whale in the late Pleistocene and the late Holocene to advance a pan-ocean understanding of this species. 

Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Submerged prehistoric sites 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  
  • Predictive modeling 
  • Western Atlantic basin 
  • ZooMS 
  • Radiocarbon dating 
  • Paleoecology 
  • Stable isotope 
  • Iron and Bronze Age Europe 
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 Ground‐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.


PhD, Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979

Articles Featuring Ervan Garrison

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Ervan Garrison a Standard Grant for his research project titled, "A Method for Assessing Scour Nuclei in US Inner-to-Mid Continental Shelf." 

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