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.
- Ph.D., Missouri, 1979 Anthropology-Archeometry; Dissertation title: "Electron Spin Resonance Dating of Prehistoric Flints."
- Geoarchaeological and paleoecological studies of prehistoric marine and coastal sites – Georgia, Europe.
- Shallow geophysics – archaeological, hazards and environmental studies
- Masters and Doctoral-level studies in a variety of student interests in archaeological geology, archaeometry and archaeological geophysics in U.S. and Western Europe.
- 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
- 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.