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Christopher Moore

Archaeologist, Special Projects Director
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: (803) 725-5227
Email: moorecr@mailbox.sc.edu
Division: Savannah River Archaeological Research Program
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Background 

Christopher Moore joined the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program staff in 2008. Chris received a B.S. in Anthropology from Appalachian State University in 1997, an M.A. in Anthropology from East Carolina University in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Coastal Resources Management (with a focus in Geoscience) from East Carolina University in 2009. Chris's research interests include geoarchaeology, luminescence (OSL) dating, hunter-gatherer archaeology, Late Quaternary climate and human adaptation, GIS, and remote sensing. Chris is currently involved in several projects that involve the interested public in archaeological research on Carolina bays within the CSRA as well as a project to locate prehistoric quarries within the South Carolina Slate Belt for geochemical analysis and sourcing. Chris is also involved in the Tar River Geoarchaeological Survey (an ongoing collaboration between the SRARP and East Carolina University). The purpose of this research is to examine linkages between paleoclimate, human adaptation, and site formation processes within shallow aeolian and fluvial landforms along the Tar River in the upper Coastal Plain of North Carolina.