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Victor Thompson and doctoral candidate Katharine Napora have been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant for a dendrochronology study

Dr. Victor Thompson and doctoral candidate Katharine Napora of the University of Georgia Department of Anthropology have been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant for Katharine's dissertation research, "A Dendrochronological Approach to Climate and Culture at the Late Archaic-Early Woodland Transition on the Georgia Coast, USA."

This project is developing a 6000-year annual environmental reconstruction based on tree-ring and chemical analyses of ancient buried bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) trees recovered from the mouth of the Altamaha River, which, combined with modeling of radiocarbon dates from terminal Late Archaic shell ring, mound, and midden sites, will help to clarify the temporal relationships between coastal site abandonments and environmental fluctuation in the area. 

(Contact Victor Thompson for additional information)


submitted Jul 22, 2018

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.