Joseph Boyce
Joseph Boyce
Associate Professor
General Science Building, Rm 232
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24188
(905) 546-0463

Dr. Joe Boyce is geoarchaeologist who studies Holocene landscape evolution and paleoenvironmental change using sediment records from lakes and coastal archaeological sites. His current research is focussed on the investigation of submerged landscapes and prehistoric underwater and terrestrial sites in the Great Lakes, Greece and western Turkey. His research interests also include the application of geophysical methods (ground-penetrating radar, seismic reflection, magnetometry) in archaeology, forensics and biogeosciences.

Geoarchaeology; Holocene Paleoenvironments; Applied Geophysics; Quaternary Geology

  • Earth Sc 3E03: Clastic Sedimentary Environments
  • Earth Sc 3FE3: Field Camp
  • Earth Sc 4VV3: Environmental Geophysics
  • Earth Sc 760: Exploration Seismology, (Term One) 2018-19
  • Earth Sc  762: Advanced Geophysical Mapping and Modelling

Publications on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=43i347QAAAAJ&hl=en

Selected Publications

Molon, M, Boyce, J.I., Arain, M.A. (2017) Quantitative, non-destructive estimates of coarse root biomass in a temperate pine forest using 3-D ground-penetrating radar (GPR), J. Geophysical Research (Biogeosciences), 122, 80-102. DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003518

Eyles, N., Boyce, J.I.., Putkinen, N. (2015). Neoglacial ( 3000 years) till and flutes at Saskatchewan Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains, formed by subglacial deformation of a soft bed. Sedimentology, 62, 182-203. 10.1111/sed.12145

Doughty, M., Eyles, N., Eyles, C.H., Wallace, K. and Boyce, J.I. (2014) Lake sediment as natural seismographs: earthquake-related deformations (seismites) in central Canadian lakes. Sedimentary Geology , 313, 45-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.09.001 

Sonnenburg, E.P., Boyce, J.I. and Reinhardt E.G. (2013) Multi-proxy lake sediment record of prehistoric (Paleoindian-Archaic) archaeological paleoenvironments at Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews , 73, 77-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.05.012

Sonnenburg, E.P., Boyce J.I. and Suttak, P. (2012) Holocene paleoshorelines, water levels and submerged archaeological site potential of Rice Lake (Ontario, Canada). Journal of Archaeological Sciences . 39, 3553-3567. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.035

Sonnenburg, E. P., Boyce, J. I., & Reinhardt, E. G. (2011). Quartz flakes in lakes: Microdebitage evidence for submerged Great Lakes prehistoric (Late Paleoindian–Early Archaic) tool-making sites. Geology, 39, 631-634 DOI: 10.1130/G31964.1

Tartaron, T.F., Pullen, D.J., Dunn, R.K., Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, L., Dill, A. and Boyce, J.I . (2011) The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP): Investigations at Mycenaean Kalamianos, 2007-2009. Hesperia , 80, 559-634. DOI: 10.2972/hesperia.80.4.0559

Pilarczyk, J.E, Reinhardt, E.G., Boyce, J.I. , Schwarcz, H.P., Donato, S.V. (2011) Assessing surficial foraminiferal distributions as an overwash indicator in Sur Lagoon, Sultanate of Oman. Marine Micropaleontology , 80, 62-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2011.06.001

Eyles, N., Eyles, C., Menzies, J. and Boyce, J.I. (2010) End moraine construction by incremental till deposition below the Laurentide Ice Sheet: Southern Ontario, Canada. Boreas , 40, 92-104. DOI: 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00171.x.

Muller, C., Woelz, S., Ersoy, Y., Boyce, J.I., Jokisch, T., Wendt, G. and Rabbel, W. (2009) Ultra high-resolution marine 2D-3D seismic investigation of the Liman tepe/Karantina Island archaeological site (Urla, Turkey): Journal of Applied Geophysics, 68, 124-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2008.10.015

Boyce, J.I., Reinhardt, E.G., and Goodman, B.N. (2009) Magnetic detection of ship ballast mounds and anchorages at Caesarea Maritima, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, 1516-1526. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.03.007

Goodman, B.N., Reinhardt, E.G., Dey, H., Boyce, J.I., Sahoglu, V., Erkanal, H., Artzy, M. (2009) Multi-proxy geoarchaeological study redefines understanding of the paleocoastlines and ancient harbours of Liman Tepe (Iskele, Turkey). Terra Nova, 21: 97-104. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2008.00861.x

Sonnenburg, E.P., Boyce, J.I., Reinhardt, E.G. (2009) Multi-proxy paleoenvironmental record of Colonial land-use change in the lower Rideau canal system (Colonel By Lake) Ontario, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology, 42, 515-532. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-008-9302-7

Donato, S., Reinhardt, E.G., Boyce, J.I., Pilarczyk, J.E. (2009) Particle distribution of inferred tsunami deposits in Sur Lagoon, Sultanate of Oman. Marine Geology. 257: 54-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.10.012



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