SI14A:
Reconstruction of Drowned Paleolandscapes and Potential Uses for Underwater Archaeology Posters

Session ID#: 84691

Session Description:
Landscapes that formed in subaerial environments that were subsequently drowned, provide incredible opportunities to study landscape evolution. Reconstructing drowned paleolandscapes and controls on their evolution elicits information about past climate and environmental variability, tectonics and geomorphology, and seeps. These reconstructions are beneficial to diverse disciplines, including the expanding field of underwater archaeology. Archaeological sites that were subaerial during human occupation, but were inundated by sea level rise or other processes, provide data integral to understanding past occupation and help elucidate important anthropological studies, including human migration and human-environmental interactions. Paleolandscape and paleoenvironmental models developed from drowned landscapes can be compared with terrestrial analogs to identify submerged regional landscape features and resources attractive to human occupants. This process refines underwater searches and increases the likelihood of locating submerged archaeological sites. Using geological, geophysical, and biological investigations of drowned paleolandscapes to guide archaeological investigations is emerging as an exciting new direction of interdisciplinary research. We seek to connect scientists from all applicable disciplines to continue growing these collaborations. We encourage submissions from all aspects of drowned paleoenvironmental and paleolandscape reconstruction, as well as underwater archeological investigations, including contributions from field observations, geophysical surveys, outcrop and core studies, landscape modeling, and laboratory experiments.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • MG - Marine Geology and Sedimentology
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Shannon Klotsko, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States
Co-chairs:  Jillian M Maloney, San Diego State University, Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States and Amy E. Gusick, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States
Primary Liaison:  Shannon Klotsko, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States
Moderators:  Amy E. Gusick, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States and Jillian M Maloney, San Diego State University, Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Jillian M Maloney, San Diego State University, Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Paleocoastal Reconstruction of an Ancient Maya Trading Port, Quintana Roo, Mexico (653728)
Dominique Rissolo1, Roy Jaijel2, Beverly Goodman-Tchernov2, Patricia A Beddows3, Derek Smith4 and Jeffrey B. Glover5, (1)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, (3)Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States, (4)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, United States, (5)Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States
 
Controlled-Source Electromagnetic Methods to Investigate the Submerged Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Continental Shelf (643828)
Roslynn King1,2, Jillian Maloney3, Steven Constable1,4, Amy E. Gusick5, Todd Braje6 and David Ball7, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego, United States, (3)San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States, (4)University of California San Diego, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States, (6)San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology, San Diego, CA, United States, (7)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formally Minerals Management Service), Camarillo, CA, United States
 
Preliminary Sediment Core Analysis and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction: Northern Channel Islands Platform, California (655826)
Luke Johnson, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States, Jillian M Maloney, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States, Shannon Klotsko, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Amy E. Gusick, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States, Todd Braje, San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology, San Diego, CA, United States and David Ball, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formally Minerals Management Service), Camarillo, CA, United States
 
Refining search areas for submerged archaeological resources using subbottom data and applied geomorphology (638531)
Jillian Maloney1, Alexander Laws2, Matthew Skakun2, Amy E. Gusick3, Shannon Klotsko4, Todd Braje5, Loren G Davis6, Alexander Nyers7, David Ball8 and Jon Erlandson9, (1)San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)San Diego State University, Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States, (4)University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States, (5)San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology, San Diego, CA, United States, (6)Oregon State University, Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Northwest Archaeometrics, Corvallis, OR, United States, (8)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formally Minerals Management Service), Camarillo, CA, United States, (9)University of Oregon, The Museum of Natural & Cultural History, Eugene, United States
 
Structural Controls on Paleodrainage Morphology on the Oregon Continental Shelf During the Last Glacial Maximum (638052)
Shannon Klotsko, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, United States, Jillian M Maloney, San Diego State University, Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States, Amy E. Gusick, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States, Loren G Davis, Oregon State University, Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR, United States, Alexander Nyers, Northwest Archaeometrics, Corvallis, OR, United States, Todd Braje, San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology, San Diego, CA, United States and David Ball, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (formally Minerals Management Service), Camarillo, CA, United States
 
Submerged Landscapes and the Antiquity of Maritime Adaptations (647741)
Todd Braje, San Diego State University, Department of Anthropology, San Diego, CA, United States, Jon Erlandson, University of Oregon, The Museum of Natural & Cultural History, Eugene, United States and Amy E. Gusick, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States
 
Submerged Landscape Modeling using a Virtual World Simulation (643350)
John O'Shea1, Ashley Lemke2, Robert Reynolds3, Thomas Palazzolo3 and Dustin Stanley3, (1)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)University of Texas - Arlington, Fort Worth, TX, United States, (3)Wayne State University, Detroit, United States