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Alice Kelley

Asst. Research Prof., Climate Change Institute; Instructor, School of Earth & Climate Sciences; Cooperating Assist. Prof., Department of Anthropology Univeristy of Maine

Alice Kelley

Contact Information

Phone:
207-581-2056

Email/web:
akelley@maine.edu

Address:
111 Bryand Global Science Center
University of Maine 
Orono, ME  04469-5790

Biosketch

Instructor, School of Earth & Climate Studies: Indtroductory Geology, Environmental Geology of Maine, Coastal Geology of New England and the Canadian Maritimes, Geoarchaeology

Research interests

My research interests focus on geoarchaeology, surficial geology, and geomorphology.

My geoarhaeological interests are focussed in four areas.

1. Using geology to understand the physical context of archaeological sites. (Maine)

2. Using ground-penetrating radar to investigate site extent and stratigraphy (Maine, Canada, Peru)

3. Using oceanographic information (bathymetry, side scan sonar, and seismic reflection profiling) to evaluate the cultural resource potential of submerged regions. (Gulf of Maine)

4. Investiating the source areas of lithic resources. (Maine)

I have also been involved in surfical mapping as part of the State of Maine's surfical mapping program (3 quadrangles), and am currently the co-PI of a program to monitor geomorphological features related to dam removal and fish passage construction on the Penobscot River in Maine.

Publications

  • Kelley, A.R. and Caron, Lynn, 200. Surficial Geologic Map of Pushaw Lake ME 7.5’ Quadrangle. 1 sheet, 1:24,000.
  • Kelley, A.R. and Kelley, J.T., 2008. Surficial Geologic Map of Old Town ME 7.5’ Quadrangle. 1 sheet, 1:24,000.
  • Trevor Bell, Julia Daly, Alice Kelley, And M.A.P. Renouf, 2005, Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar to Mapping Archaeological Features at the Gould Site, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 20:123-134
  • Kelley, A. R. and Sanger, David, 2003, Post-glacial Development of the Penobscot River Valley: Implications for Geoarchaeology. in Geoarchaeology in Landscapes of the Glaciated Northeast. proceedings of a symposium held at the New York Natural History Conference VI.New York State Museum Bulletin 497.
  • Sanger , David, Kelley, Alice R. , and Almquist, Heather, 2003, Geoarchaeological and Cultural Interpretations in the Lower Penobscot Valley, Maine. In Geoarchaeology in Landscapes of the Glaciated Northeast. proceedings of a symposium held at the New York Natural History Conference VI.New York State Museum Bulletin 497.
  • Mack, Karen E., Sanger, David, and Kelley, Alice R. Kelley, 2002, The Bob Site: An Archaic to Ceramic Period Site in Central Maine. The Maine Archaeological Society Occasional Publications in Archaeology No. 12
  • Kelley, J. T. and Kelley, A.R., 2002, Controls on Surficial materials distributed in a Rock-Framed, Glaciated, Tidally Dominated Estuary: Cobscook Bay, Maine, Northeastern Naturalist, special publication no. 2, Ecosystem Modeling in Cobscook Bay, ME.
  • Sanger, David, Kelley, A.R., and Berry, Henry N., IV, 2001, Geoarchaeology at Gilman Falls: An Archaic Quarry and Manufacturing Site in Central Maine, U.S.A. Geoarchaeology. 16:633-635.
  • Mack, Karen E., Kelley, Alice R., and Will, Richard, 2001, The Bombazee West Site (52.10): A Small Ceramic Period Site on the Kennebec River. The Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin 41:1:1-(2001)
  • Kelley, A.R. and Kelley, J.T., 1999. Surficial Map of Cobscook Bay, Maine. 1 sheet, 1:25,000.
  • Sinson, D. Kelley, A.R. Kelley, J.T. and Dickson, S., 1999. Surficial Map of Penobscot Bay, 1;25,000.
  • Kelley, J.T., Barnhardt, W.A., Belknap, D.F., Dickson, S.M., and Kelley, A.R., 1998, Physiography of the inner continental shelf of the northwestern Gulf of Maine, Maine Geological Survey Open-file report, 1:100,000.
  • Barnhardt, W.A., Kelley, J.T., Belknap, D.F., Dickson, S.M., and Kelley, A.R., 1996, Surficial geology of the inner continental shelf of the northwestern Gulf of Maine: 6 maps, Maine Geological Survey Geologic Map 96-6 to 96-12, 1:100,000.
  • Kelley, J.T., Kelley, Alice R., and Apollonio, Spencer, 1995, Landforms of the Gulf of Maine, in From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy: An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine, Philip W. Conkling, ed., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 39-60.
  • Kelley, J.T. and Kelley, Alice R., 1995, Waves, Tides and Beaches: Weather and Climate Interactions in the Gulf of Maine, in From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy: An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine, Philip W. Conkling, ed.,
  • Kelley, J.T., Kelley, Alice R., Pilkey, O., 1989, Living with the Maine Coast. Duke University Press, 174 p.
  • Kelley, J., Kelley, A., Pilkey, O., and Clark, A., 1984, Living with the Louisiana Shoreline, Duke University Press, 164 pp.

Service

My service contribution to the geological community has been largely in the form of organizing and leading field trips and assisting in organizing local and regional geological meetings.

As a field trip leader, I have overseen and assisted in the production of numerous field guides. As a meeting organizer, I have developed technical sessions, primarily in the field of geoarchaeology.

Hooke, Roger, Kelley, A.R., Borns, Harold, Jr., Jacobson, George, Robinson, Brian, and Sanger , David, 2006.  Friends of the Pleistocene Meeting, Orono Maine, June 3-4, 2006.


Kelley, A.R., C.C. Dorion, G. Balco, A. Dieffenbacher-Krall, P. Garrett, D, Locke, and A.
Tolman, 2000,Late Pleistocene/Holocene Geological Evolution of the Central Penobscot River Valley: Surficial Geology, Geoarchaeology, and Water Supply. Trip B-6, Guidebook for Field Trips in Coastal and East Central Maine, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 92 Meeting, Orono, ME. 168-186.


Quaternary Stratigraphy & Geomorphology of the Lower Penobscot Valley, September 23, 1994, with Kelley, J.T., Sanger, D., New England Intercollegiate Geological Congress.
Quaternary Stratigraphy and Geomorphology of the Lower Penobscot Valley, August 6, 1988, with Kelley, J.T., Belknap, D.F., Sanger, D., Geological Society of Maine Annual Field Trip.


Quaternary Glaciations, Geomorphology and Sea Level Changes: Bay of Fundy Region, July 19-30, 1987, with R. Stea, J. Kelley, D. Scott, D. Wightman, P. Finck, A. Seaman, L. Nicks, S. Bleakney, P. Boyd, M. Dovma, IGCP Project 200 Publication.


Coastal Processes and Quaternary Stratigraphy in Northern and Central Coastal Maine, Kelley, J.T., and Kelley, Alice R. (eds.), May 15-18, 1986, SEPM Eastern Section    
    

Education

PhD Interdisciplinary- Archaeological Geology, University of Maine, 2006

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