Ervan Garrison is UGA faculty, joint-staffed in both Anthropology and Geology Departments since 1992. Before coming to UGA, he served as Marine Archaeologist and Deputy Historic Preservation Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1990-1992. From 1979-1989, he was research and teaching faculty in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station. He has authored or co-authored six books and numerous peer-reviewed articles and monographs. His academic specialties include archaeometry, geoarchaeology, shallow/near-surface geophysics and marine prehistoric underwater archaeology. He has conducted extensive archaeological studies in Europe - Switzerland and Scotland - and the U.S. He is expert in Bronze and Iron Age prehistory of western Europe having excavated at Hauterive-Champreveyres and St. Blaise-les-dames, Neuchatel, Switzerland (1985-1988). In Georgia he directed excavations sat the Grove's Creek archaeological site, Skidaway Island, from 1993-2008. He has developed and published on two experimental dating techniques for geology and archaeology - alpha-recoil track (ART) and electron spin resonance (ESR). He is an enrolled member of the Choctaw (Chahta) Nation of Oklahoma.
B.S. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
M.A. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia