Research Opportunites


The Archaeogeophysics Team at Ithaca College is one of a handful of academic institutions to have a complete suite of field instruments, laboratory instruments, and analysis software. The team's efforts are focused on addressing landscape scale anthropological questions, environmental science issues, and increasing the accuracy and efficiency of ground-based remote sensing methods.

The Team--in collaboration with researchers from Cornell University's Classics Department--were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant $168,208 to conduct three years of summer research at Late Bronze Age cities in Cyprus. This research will enhance learning opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students at Ithaca College and Cornell University.

Current Projects

  • The Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project. Investigating Social Transformation in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
  • The White Springs Village Site: A 300-year-old Native American Village Site
  • The Mohawk River Valley Colonial House Project: Investigating Revolutionary War era house forts in the Mohawk Valley, NY


Equipment and Software

  • Agilent 8453 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer w/ Automated Sipper
  • Bartington MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Meter
  • Bartington MS2 Magnetic Susceptibility Dual Frequency Sensor
  • JMC Soil Samplers Environmentalist's Sub Soil Probe Plus w/ 48 inch Tube
  • JMC Soil Samplers 2 inch Auger Kit
  • Geometrics G-868 Optically Pumped Cesium Gradiometer with GPS attachment (2 systems)
  • Geometrics OhmMapper TR5 Resistivity Meter
  • Geonics EM31 Conductivity Meter
  • Geoscan FM256 Dual Fluxgate Magnetometer System
  • Geoscan RM15 Resistance Meter
  • GSSI SIR-3000 Ground-penetrating Radar with 270 MHz, 400 MHz, and 900 MHz antennas
  • GSSI EMP-400 Conductivity Meter
  • Mala Ground-penetrating Radar with 500 MHz antenna (2 systems)
  • Sokkia SET6A Total Station
  • Golden Software's Surfer Mapping Program
  • Geosoft Oasis Montaj Analysis Software
  • Geoplot Software
  • ArchaeoSurveyor Software
  • Several Dell Notebooks and Desktops
  • Several Apple Notebooks and Desktops


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