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Research in Geoarchaeology at the University of Georgia involves many specialty areas of Earth Science from sedimentology to shallow geophysics. Research includes the study of coastal and marine prehistoric archaeological sites and the reconstruction of Pleistocene landscapes and sea level, using techniques ranging from geoprospection to paleobiology. The Geoarchaeology Program at UGA is interdisciplinary and involves faculty from Geology, Geography, Anthropology, and Classic Studies.


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