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  • Reef KC, Motherlode sponge
    Sponge at REEF KC, "Motherlode" landing craft
  • ROV at KC Reef
    ROV at KC Reef
  • L Barge screenshot
    L Barge

Welcome to the home page for the Geoarchaeology Lab. This lab conducts research on archaeological questions using geoscience methods. These include petrographic, sedimentologic, paleontologic. Common analytical studies include particle size analysis (PSA), petrologic analyses using light microscopy and electron microscopy. Shallow geophysical instrumentation such as ground radar, electrical resistivity and conductivity, as well as magnetometry are available for limited scale studies and student training. The lab supports instruction in undergraduate and graduate-level courses such as Archaeological Geology (GEOL/ANTH 4700/6700); Archaeometry (GEOL/ANTH 4340/6340); and Shallow Geophysics (GEOL 4660/6660). Support for other Geology Departmental courses is provided.