School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Dr John Blong

Research Associate in Geoarchaeology



Research Associate in Geoarchaeology


PhD, Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2016

MA, Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2010

BA, Anthropology, Temple University, 2004


I am an environmental archaeologist with a background in geoarchaeology, paleoecology, lithic technology, and paleoethnobotany. My broad research goal is to investigate human adaptation to different landscapes and human response to ecological change. My research focuses in North America, in particular investigating when and how humans first settled the Americas and human response to late Pleistocene and Holocene ecological change.

Current Research:

Investigating the Nature and Timing of the Earliest Human Occupation of North America using a Novel Integration of Biogeochemistry and Micromorphology

Alaska Range Uplands Survey

Past Research:

Paleoindian Toolstone Provisioning and Settlement Organization at the Higgins Site (18AN489).

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