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Student-Faculty Research

Image: Dr. Scott Harris and students conducting ground-penetrating radar survey in the Cistern Yard

Many of our students have collaborated with faculty members on research projects. These collaborations provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the research process and what it takes to transform data into a something that is ready to publish and/or present at a professional conference. Student-faculty research can take the form of independent studies, regular coursework, Bachelors Essays, internships, and other paid or unpaid research experiences. Experiences are often funded by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Office (URCA), other internal grants/allocations, and external grant funding.

Below is a sample of experiences reflecting faculty-student collaborations in Archaeology.

Coursework

Amanda Davis (BA Classics 08), “The Identification of Paleo-Channels and Exposed Paleosols in the Mecitözü Region”

Kelly Tomlinson (BS Geology 09), “Application of Remote Sensing to Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in Mecitözü, Turkey” 

Caleb Whitaker, Christina Carmack, Thomas Mims, Nicola Buescher, and Zachary Campbell (Computer Science), “AquaTerra: an add-on application for the ArcGIS platform.”

Independent Studies

Nathan Kirkland (Anthropology), “Geoinformatic Modeling of the Epidauria.”

Veronique Hut (BS Data Science 17), “Optimizing Models for Archaeological Assessment in ArcGIS and Python."

Ekaterina Mizgireva (Data Science), “AQUATERRA 2.0: Optimizing Archaeological Least-Cost Models in ArcGIS and Python”

Jami Baxley (AB Classics 16), “Geoinformatic Modeling of Ancient Epidauria.”

Henry Stocker (BS Computer Science 16), “Serving High-Resolution 3D Imagery via Web-GL.”

Zak Bartholomew (BS Anthropology 15), “Developing a Legacy GIS for the Palace of Nestor, Pylos, Messenia, Greece.”

Olivia Adams (BS Anthropology 14). “Developing a Deductive Analytical System for Assessing Functional Attributions to Ephemeral Artifact Scatters in Landscape Archaeology.”

Craig Garrison (BA Historic Preservation 16), “Carriage Steps and the Charlestonian Cityscape.”

Olivia Adams (BS Anthropology 14). “Developing a Deductive Analytical System for Assessing Functional Attributions to Ephemeral Artifact Scatters in Landscape Archaeology.”

Grant-Supported Research

Leah Bancheri (Historic Preservation), "Archival Research on White House Plantation, Colleton County, South Carolina."

Brendan Web (Computer Science), “Establishing a Graphic User Interface for the Linear B Documents from the Palace of Nestor, Pylos, Messenia, Greece.”

Griffin Scott (BS Computer Science 16). “Enhancing Metadata Capture and Information Logistics for the Linear B Project.”

Jami Baxley (AB Classics 16), “Structured Light Scanning for the Study of the Linear B Deposits from Pylos, Messenia, Greece.”

Alana Acuff (BS Anthropology 16), “Post-processing 3D Imagery of the Linear B Documents from the Palace of Nestor, Pylos, Messenia, Greece.”

Angelina Phebus (AB Classics 11), “Terrestrial and Marine-Based Least-Cost Path Modeling in the Argo-Saronic Region, Greece”

Sarah Legendre (Classics), “Print and Digital Cartographic Representations for the Avkat Archaeological Project”

Molly Van Ostran (Anthropology), 'Data Presentation and Archiving for the Avkat Archaeological Project"

Angelina Phebus (AB Classics 11), “New Approaches to Interpreting Human Land Use in North Central Anatolia”

Angelina Phebus (AB Classics 11), “The Application of High Resolution Archaeological Survey Data towards Developing Methods for Interregional Syntheses”

John Littlefield (BS Anthropology 07), “A Comparative Study of Intensive Survey Methods in the Göksu River Valley”

Elijah McStotts (BS Anthropology 08), “Clay sources in the Upper Göksu Valley, Turkey, and their Suitability for Ceramic Production”

Allen Rutherford (BS Anthropology 06), “The Use of GIS-Based Probabilistic Sampling in Archaeological Survey”

Bachelors Essasys

Howle, Carolyn, BS Anthropology, 2016. “Spatial Analysis of Megalithic Art in the Boyne Valley, Ireland.”

Bartholomew, Zak, BS Anthropology, 2015. “The Use of Geographically-Informed Cluster Analysis for the Identification of Artifactual Patternings in Landscape Archaeology.” 

Elizabeth Ilderton, AB Classics, 2007.  "The History of Use of the Cave Church, Alahan, Turkey."