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Donald Thieme

Associate Professor
Archaeological Geology
Valdosta State University

Donald Thieme


Dr. Donald Thieme, PhD, Associate Professor, PhD in Archaeological Geology from University of Georgia. Teaches Geomorphology, Soils, Physical Geology, and Geohazards.

Research Interest

My primary research interests are the use of soils and paleosols for landform mapping and Quaternary stratigraphy, shallow geophysics, paleomagnetism, and the stratigraphy of archaeological sites.


  • The Derewal Prehistoric Site (28Hu530): A Multicomponent Stratified Site in the Delaware River Valley (with Ian Burrow, Bill Liebknecht, and Joseph Schuldenrein). Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey, p. 12-43.

  • Detrital and pedogenic mineral phases in a buried soil formed in Susquehanna River alluvium of mid-Holocene age. In Classic Clays and Minerals. Program and Abstracts of the Clay Minerals Society 40th Annual Meeting, p. 151. Athens, Georgia.

  • Historic and possible prehistoric impacts on floodplain sedimentation, North Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. In River Basin Sediment Systems, edited by Darrel Maddy, Mark Macklin, and Jamie Woodward, p. 375-403. Balkema Press, Rotterdam.

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