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Dylan S. Davis

Dylan S. Davis

Ph.D. Graduate Student

403 Carpenter Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-5342

Office Hours

  • Spring 2019: By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. 2017-2018 - Binghamton University
  2. M.A. Anthropology
  3. 2014-2017 - Binghamton University (summa cum laude)
  4. B.S. Anthropology - Concentration in Archaeology
  5. B.A. Geography - Concentration in Computer Applications for Human Environmental Analysis


Dylan is an environmental archaeologist who focuses on population settlement distributions and resource use. Central to his research is evolutionary theory and technologies such as remote sensing and GIS. His research largely focuses on island and coastal regions, and seeks to further our understanding of how people interact with and are affected by their environmental surroundings.

Recent Publications:

Davis, D. S., Lipo, C. P., & Sanger, M. C. (2019). A comparison of automated object extraction methods for earthwork feature identification in South Carolina. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23:166-177.

Davis, D. S. (2018). Object-based image analysis: a review of developments and future directions of automated feature detection in landscape archaeology. Archaeological Prospection, 1-9.

Davis, D. S., Sanger, M. C., & Lipo, C. P. (2018). Automated mound detection using LiDAR survey in Beaufort County, SC. Southeastern Archaeology, 1–15.

Research Interests

Human-environmental interaction, Settlement patterns, GIS, Remote sensing, Evolutionary theory, Spatial analysis, Coastal & island archaeology, Climate change