Alice Kelley

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

Research Area:

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. Investigating 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.