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Anthony Newton

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Research Keywords

  • Chronology
  • Data Management/Web Resources
  • Environmental History
  • Geomorphology
  • Heritage and Museums
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Soils

Research Summary

My primary research interests are tephrochronology and the development of scientific web resources.  My tephrochronological research is mainly centred in Iceland and north-west Europe, but I have also worked in Mexico.  The aim of which is refine the chronological use of tephra layers in palaeoenvironmental research.  In Iceland this research is tied into understanding how people have impacted on the landscape since settlement in the late 9th century.  My doctoral research was on ocean-transported pumice, which is found throughout the North Atlantic region.

My web resource interests began in the early 1990s with the development of Tephrabase, a tephrochronological database.  I have also developed several other resources including the NABO website and this GHEA site.


Anthony Newton's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Edinburgh
Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences
Drummond Street
EH45 8AN
United Kingdom

Phone: + 44 (0)131 650 2546

Other Affiliations

City University of New York
The Graduate Centre
365 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States of America

Phone: none

GHEA Projects

Anthony Newton is currently leading 3 GHEA projects:

Anthony Newton is currently collaborating on 3 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Anthony Newton is currently not leading any GHEA products.