Steve Driese, Ph.D.

Steve Driese, Ph.D.

Dr. Steve Driese is a professor and chair of the geology department at Baylor University. In 2011, he was among the group of scientists who discovered the oldest archaeological evidence of human occupation in the Americas at a Central Texas archaeological site located about 40 miles northwest of Austin.

As an expert in paleopedology, clastic sedimentology and environmental sedimentology, Driese's current research includes conducting climate and landscape reconstructions of wetland-floodplain-lake and lake-margin systems in the Pleistocene-Holocene of East Africa; interpreting the late Pleistocene-Holocene climate record of Pleistocene-Holocene floodplain soils and paleosols in the middle Atlantic and southeastern US using stable isotopes of soil organic matter and investigating the late Pleistocene-Holocene climate record of Central Texas.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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