Jennifer Glaubius

PhD Candidate
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 500


Xingong Li and Rolfe Mandel

Dissertation Title

A Diachronic Study of Agricultural Terracing and Landscape Stability in Messenia, Greece


M.S. Geography (2012) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

M.A. Classics (2005) University of Cincinnati

B.A. (high honors) Anthropology and Classics (2002) University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


My research is focused on the relationship between humans and the environment through time. I employ techniques from geomorphology, soils, GIS, remote sensing, archaeological survey and excavation, and archival research to study human and landscape interactions in the present day as well as in the archaeological past. My dissertation research is a study of the effects of agricultural terracing on the landscape of Messenia, Greece. My previous research includes a study of environmental factors that affected the results of the Iklaina Archaeological Project (IKAP) survey in Messenia, Greece, and a geographic analysis of population movement in Achaia, Greece, during the Second Period of Venetian Rule (AD 1685-1715). I am also involved in the excavation and publication of the Late Bronze Age site of Iklaina, publication of the Iklaina survey results, mapping and analysis of mudbrick architecture for the Messenian Undertaking in Decay (MUD) project , as well as being in charge of GIS analysis and paleolandscape modeling for the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP).

Scholarship, Honors and Awards:

Fulbright Scholarship 2015-2016, Greece 

3rd Place, KU GIS Day 2014 Student Competition



Glaubius, Jennifer. 2016 (in press). "Landscape and Environment" is Cosmopoulos, M. (ed.)

Cosmopoulos, M.,C. Shelmerdine, J. Gulizio, J. Glaubius​. 2016 (in press).  "Gazetteer of Sites and Scatters." in Cosmopoulos, M. (ed.) Iklaina I: The Archeological Survey.


Glaubius, J.E. 2016 Automatic Delineation of Obscured Agricultural Terraces from Remote Sensing Imagery. 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry, Kalamata, Greece. (poster)

Glaubius, J.E. 2016. Applying an agent-based model of agricultural terraces coupled with a landscape evolution model to explore the impact of human decision-making on terrace terrain.  European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria (PICO presentation)

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