Dr. Michael D. Glascock

Retired Research Professor
Iowa State University, Ph.D., 1975

Office phone: 573-882-5270

Dr. Glascock retired in January of 2023. Previously, he was a Research Professor in the Archaeometry Laboratory. He has over 35 years of experience with NAA and gamma-ray spectroscopy as applied to archaeology, geochemistry, and environmental science. His research focus involves obsidian source and artifact characterization in the Western Hemisphere. Dr. Glascock has co-authored more than 500 articles on compositional analysis of ceramics, obsidian and other artifacts and co-edited several books. Two of the most notable books include Archaeological Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation published in 2007 and Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America published in 2019. In recent years, Dr. Glascock has been a reviewer for hundreds of journal articles and dozens of research proposals submitted to the US National Science Foundation, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the national research funding centers for the countries of Austria, Canada, Belgium, and France. In 2009, Dr. Glascock received the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research from the Society for American Archaeology. In 2011, he received the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology from the American Institute of Archaeology.

Fryxell Award received at the 2009 Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology

Fryxell Award Fryxell Award

Pomerance Award received at the 2011 Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America

Pomerance Award Pomerance Award