Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Professor; Don of Bonchek House

Ph.D. 1982, University of Arizona, geosciences
M.S. 1977, University of Arizona, geosciences
B.S. 1972, Cornell University, engineering physics

GEO/ENV 114 - Earth, Environment and Humanity (syllabus)
GEO/PHY 237 - Physics of the Earth (syllabus)
GEO/ANT 205 - Archaeometry (syllabus)

Curriculum Vitae
Sternberg CV

Archaeomagnetic secular variation of direction
Archaeomagnetic secular variation of paleointensity
Archaeomagnetic dating
Magnetic studies of clinkers and coal-seam fires
Geophysical prospection at archaeological sites
Magnetic properties of archaeological obsidians

Laboratory facilities: F&M Geophysics Lab

American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Society for American Archaeology
Society for Archaeological Sciences
International Society for Archaeological Prospection
International Association of Obsidian Studies

Previous and upcoming activities

Geophysical work in North Dakota measuring magnetics over burning coal seams, May 2007 (photos)
Keck Geology Consortium project at Poggio Colla archaeological field school, Vicchio, Italy, June 2008 (photos)
International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy conference, Sopron, Hungary, August 2009
Sabbatical at Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalphlege, Munich, Spring, 2010 (photos)
International Symposium on Archaeometry, Tampa, May 2010
Magnetometry at Naxçivan Archaeological Project , June 2010 (photos)
Institute for Rock Magnetism Visiting Fellow, Fall 2010
American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, December 2010
Society for American Archaeology meeting, Sacramento, April 2011
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne, Australia, 27 June - 8 July, 2011 (photos)
International Symposium on Archaeometry, Leuven, Belgium, 28 May - 1 June, 2012
Santa Fe Conference on Paleomagnetism, 21-24 June, 2012
Teaching Structural Geology, Geophysics, and Tectonics in the 21st Century, Knoxville, 15-19 July, 2012
American Schools of Oriental Research meeting, Chicago, 14-17 Nov. 2012
Keck Geology Consortium project, magnetic and chemical characterization of obisidians, New Mexico, June-July 2013 (photos)
American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, December 2013
International Symposium on Archaeometry, Los Angeles, 19-23 May, 2014

office: Bonchek House, South Ben 105
lab: Hackman 128
phone: (717) 291-4134
fax: (717) 291-4186

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  • Rob Sternberg
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  • Archaeomagnetic sampling, Italy
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  • Isaac Weaver spinning samples