Marine Geoarcheology & Micropaleontology Laboratory

Lab Leader: Dr. Beverly Goodman



Welcome to MGM Laboratory!

Of all the zones on the planet, the coastline is perhaps one of the most dynamic and critical for understanding the interrelationships between humans and nature. The position of the coast is a moving target, but the interface between the sea and terrestrial realms is permanently significant for economic productivity, strategic security, and resource access. This is true for the past as well as the present, and given population growth estimates into the future and the propensity for expansion along the coastline, will only become more the case in time.

The aims of the marine geoarchaeology and micropaleontology laboratory (MGM) are to investigate and elucidate the complex interrelated dynamics along the coastline using tools within the earth sciences and archaeology; in particular sedimentology and micropaleontology.

Included amongst our research goals are the reconstruction of ancient coastlines, ancient harbors, identifying sedimentological signatures of rapid events (e.g. floods, storms, tsunamis, earthquakes), aquaculture impacts, climate and sea-level change.

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