I am a geoarchaeologist and apply microscopic techniques to the sedimentary archaeological record. I view and analyze sediments, deposits and features as archives of paleoenvironments as well as of human behavior. I am particularly interested in how archaeological sites form and preserve over time, in the evolution of human use of fire and in archaeological sediments and speleothems as paleogenetic archives.
Roderick Salisbury is an anthropological archaeologist with research focusing on human-environmental co-evolution and the environmental consequences of social, economic, and spatial organization in the European Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages. Methods include geoarchaeology, soil chemistry, and GIS-based spatial analysis. After taking his PhD at the University at Buffalo in 2010, Salisbury was a post-doc at the University of Leicester, and lectured at the University of Nottingham before moving to Vienna in 2012.
I am a geophysicist interested in innovative research into efficient, high-resolution, geophysical prospection and digital documentation methods and their application to geosciences, archaeology and engineering problems. I am motivated by the potential of new techniques permitting the imaging of subsurface structures in unprecedented resolution, revealing hidden man-made and natural treasures. I enjoy sharing insights, findings and know-how with colleagues, students and the interested public.