Paul Goldberg

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Professor Emeritus of Geoarchaeology and Archaeology

DIRECTOR, MICROSTRATIGRAPHY LABORATORY
ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF JOURNAL, GEOARCHAEOLOGY
EDITORIAL BOARD OF FRENCH ARCHAEOLOGY JOURNAL, PALAEO
EDITORIAL BOARD OF EURASIAN PREHISTORY

 

Office: Room 251A
(617) 358-1666
Curriculum Vitae

PhD, University of Michigan, 1973
Areas of interest: Geoarchaeology, Micromorphology, Site Formation processes, Palaeolithic archaeology


EXCAVATIONS & FIELD WORK

Current research includes the application of micromorphological techniques to Pleistocene caves in France, Israel, Germany, and South Africa;  the study of Neanderthal hearths and pyrotechnology; the geoarchaeology of open-air sites in California; and the use of micromorphology in interpreting anthropogenic deposits from Pleistocene sites in the Old World to 16th century Spanish settlements in Jamaica.

AWARDS

  • Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America, January, 2010
  • Fryxell Award, Society for American Archaeology, March, 2008
  • January-August, 2004: Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award; University of Tübingen, Germany.
  • Rip Rapp Award, Archaeological Geology Division, Geological Society of America, 2002
  • September-December, 1998: French Government Fellowship (“Poste Rouge”, C.N.R.S. Senior Scientist) at the Centre de Recherche Archéologique, Valbonne

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Goldberg, P. and R.I. Macphail, 2006. Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology.  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
  • Goldberg, P. and Berna, F., 2010. Micromorphology and context. Quaternary International 214, 56–62.
  • Harold L. Dibble, Francesco Berna, Paul Goldberg, Shannon P. McPherron, Susan Mentzer, Laura Niven, Daniel Richter, Dennis Sandgathe, Isabelle Théry-Parisot, and Alan Turq, 2009. “A Preliminary Report on Pech de l’Azé IV, Layer 8 (Middle Paleolithic, France).” PaleoAnthropology 2009:182-219
  • Miller, C.E., & Goldberg, P. 2009. Micromorphology and Paleoenvironments. In M.L. Larson, M. Kornfeld & G.C. Frison (Eds.), 2009. Hell Gap: A Paleoindian Campsite at the Edge of the Rockies (pp. 72-89). Salt Lake: University of Utah Press.
  • Goldberg, P., Berna, F., & Macphail, R.I. 2009. Comment on “DNA from Pre-Clovis Human Coprolites in Oregon, North America”. Science, 325(10 JULY 2009), 148b-148c.
  • Goldberg, P., Miller, C.E., Schiegl, S., Ligouis, B., Berna, F., Conard, N.J. and Wadley, L. 2009. Bedding, hearths, and site maintenance in the Middle Stone Age of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 1, 95–122.
  • Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C., Güleç, E., Özer, I., Yilmaz, H., Baykara, I., AçIkkol, A., Goldberg, P., Molina, K.M., Ünay, E. and Suata-Alpaslan, F. (2009) The early Upper Paleolithic occupations at ÜçagIzlI Cave (Hatay, Turkey). Journal of Human Evolution, 56, 87-113.
  • Turq, A., Dibble, H., Faivre, J.-P., Goldberg, P., McPherron, S.J.-P. and Sandgathe, D. 2008. Le Moustérien du Périgord Noir : quoi de neuf ? Mémoire de la Société Préhistorique Française, XLVII 83-93.
  • Berna, F. and Goldberg, P. 2008. Assessing Paleolithic pyrotechnology and associated hominin behavior in Israel. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, 56, 107-121.
  • Karkanas, P. and Goldberg, P. 2008. Micromorphology of sediments: Deciphering archaeological context. Israel Journal Earth Sciences, 56, 63-71.
  • Goldberg, P. 2008. Raising the Bar. In: Archaeological Concepts for the Study of the Cultural Past (Ed A.P. Sullivan III), pp. 24-39. The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
  • Chazan, M., Ron, H., Matmon, A., Porat, N., Goldberg, P., Yates, R., Avery, M., Sumner, A., and Horwitz, L.K., 2008, Radiometric dating of the Earlier Stone Age sequence in Excavation I at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa: preliminary results: Journal of Human Evolution, 55: 1-11.