Archaeological Geology & Archeological Geophysics
Professor, Geology
Professor, Anthropology

Contact

egarriso@uga.edu
Office:
Geography-Geology Building
Office Hours:
By appointment

Current Research Interests

Geoarchaeological and paleoecological studies of marine and coastal sites – Georgia, Europe. Shallow geophysics – archaeological, hazards and environmental studies.Directed research in archaeological geology, archaeometry and archaeological geophysics.

Education:
  • Ph.D., Missouri, 1979 Anthropology-Archeometry; Dissertation title: "Electron Spin Resonance Dating of Prehistoric Flints."
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Research Interests

Geoarchaeological and paleoecological studies of prehistoric marine and coastal sites – Georgia, Europe.

Shallow geophysics – archaeological, hazards and environmental studies

Directed Research

Masters and Doctoral-level studies in a variety of student interests in archaeological geology, archaeometry and archaeological geophysics in U.S. and Western Europe.

Research Facilities:

Magnetic/Gradiometric Survey instruments
Electrical resistivity systems

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) - both shielded and low-frequency antennae

Soil and rock magnetic susceptibility lab/field instrumentation

Sedimentological and and pedological laboratory analytical facilities to include particle-size

Selected Publications:
  • Techniques in Archaeological Geology. Springer-Verlag. (2003/2015).
  • A History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods. CRC Press (1998). 2nd Edition.
  • A History of Engineering and Technology: Artful Methods. CRC Press (1992). 1st Edition.
  • Geological Methods for Archaeology, Oxford University Press (1998). Co-authored with Norman Herz.
  • Garrison, Ervan G., Greg McFall, Alexander Cherkinsky, and Scott E. Noakes. "Discovery of a Pleistocene mysticete whale, Georgia Bight (USA)." Palaeontologia Electronica 15, no. 3 (2012): 10.
  • Skaggs, Sheldon, Naomi Norman, Ervan Garrison, Drew Coleman, and Salah Bouhlel. "Local mining or lead importation in the Roman province of Africa Proconsularis? Lead isotope analysis of curse tablets from Roman Carthage, Tunisia." Journal of Archaeological Science 39, no. 4 (2012): 970-983.