High resolution seismics & marine geoarchaeology
All of my research benefits from my position as a Cross-Faculty Senior Lecturer between the School of Ocean & Earth Science and the Faculty of Humanities (Archaeology).
I am particularly interested in the development and integration of geophysical (particularly acoustic techniques), geological, archaeological and hydrodynamic approaches, for the solution of a suite of scientific problems. Current research areas include:
- the non-destructive identification, reconstruction and assessment of submerged archaeological sites;
- the development of a new 3D high-resolution acoustic tools for marine investigation;
- the acoustic and geotechnical characteristics of marine sediments, archaeological materials and shallow gas deposits;
- low and scour evolution around submerged three-dimensional objects, with particular reference to archaeological case studies;
- coastal environments and their role in pre-historic migrations; with particular emphasis on the archaeological potential of continental shelves,
- the reconstruction of Late Quaternary palaeo-environments and their implications for interpreting pre-historic sites
This work is and has been funded by research grants from HEFCE Research Councils (EPSRC, NERC and AHRC), National and International government organisations (English Heritage, MOD, Danish National Museum, Rijkwaterstaat - Netherlands) and industry (SEA, Qinetiq [both Military Contractors], METOC and GeoAcoustics Ltd).
Geology and Geophysics
Dr Justin Dix
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH
Telephone:(023) 8059 3057
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