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  • Brian G. Buchanan, Ph.D., FSA Scot
    Brian G. Buchanan, Ph.D., FSA Scot
    Assistant Professor
    107 Isle Hall
    • Ph.D. in Archaeology, Durham University, 2015
    • PBACC in GIS, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
    • MA in Anthropology, American University, 2003
    • BA in Anthropology, Millersville University, 2001
    • BA in History, Millersville University, 2001

    My research focuses on GIS and understanding the archaeological landscape. As an archaeologist, I have worked on projects in North America, Europe, and Africa. After working in cultural resources management (CRM) for close to a decade, I attended and obtained my Ph.D. from Durham University, focusing on the landscape and built environment of Britain from the late Iron Age to Medieval periods, with a particular interest in the development of early medieval Britain. I am especially interested in how past patterns of early medieval practice and interactions with the natural and man-made environment are reflected in the spatial organization of settlements, monuments, and burials across temporal and locational boundaries. I actively develop new methodologies to integrate legacy datasets and modern datasets derived from excavation and survey as well as from new remote sensing techniques using LiDAR and unmanned aerial vehicles.

    At Eastern, I teach classes in both the geography and anthropology programs including in GIS, archaeology, and cultural resource management.

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