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Thomas McGovern

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Research Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Human Geography

Research Summary

Areas of Specialization Environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, island archaeology, climate change, Historical Ecology & Long Term Human Ecodynamics, cultures of the North Atlantic and Circumpolar North. Overview of Research Tom McGovern has done archaeological fieldwork since 1972 in the UK, Norway, France, the Caribbean, and NE US, but his main research work has been in the North Atlantic (Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, and Shetland). McGovern was one of the founders of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO, with initial NSF support in 1992, and has served as NABO coordinator down to the present. This international regional research cooperative has sponsored collaborative science, education, and outreach work from arctic Norway to Labrador, and its website now provides rich resources for science and education.


Thomas McGovern's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Full Professor
Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York
New York

Phone: 001 2127725410

GHEA Projects

Thomas McGovern is currently leading 4 GHEA projects:

Thomas McGovern is currently collaborating on 6 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Thomas McGovern is currently leading 1 GHEA product: