Dr. Larry Conyers, University of Denver: Mapping the Ice Age Landscape of Coastal Portugal with Ground-Penetrating Radar: Using Geology, Geophysics, and Archaeology to Place Ice Age Hunters in their Environment
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Reindeer and auroch hunting groups in the Upper Paleolithic of Europe were big-game hunters who survived in a landscape that is very different from today. In coastal Portugal ground-penetrating radar and geological mapping has placed a number of sites ranging in age from 30,000 to 25,000 years ago in an environment that was dry, cold and populated by herds of large herbivores. Hunting strategies and subsistence methods can be inferred by placing information from standard archaeological methods into this complex ancient world.
Dr. Larry Conyers is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate programs with the University of Denver. Dr. Conyers received his BS in Geology in 1973 From Oregon State University, his MS in Geology from Arizona State University in 1975, and his MA (1993) and PhD (1995) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Conyers area of specialization is ground penetrating-radar in archaeology. Other interests include archaeometry, geological methods, Latin America, The Great Plains, and the United States Southwest. Dr. Conyers conducted fieldwork in locations that include El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, and Jordan.