School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

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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Module contributor:

ARA1026 Introduction to Archaeological Science

ARA2004 Environmental Archaeology

ARA8234 Landscape Archaeology: Theory and Practice

ARA3122/8132 Coastal Connections in Early Prehistoric Europe