Peter Sablock

Peter Sablock

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-331B
Phone: 978-542-6493

Professional Biography

PhD Geology, College of Mines, University of Idaho

BS Geology, College of Mines, University of Idaho

Professional Interests

I have been studying the Beaver Creek Thrust Fault in SW Montana, in particular the structures on the lower plate as the fault ramps from basement to Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. They provide a unique insight into the deformation path subjacent to the fault. In addition, I use shallow environmental geophysical methods to help archaeologists find and establish the extent of archaeological sites. I primarily use ground penetrating radar, EM induction, geomagnetics, various electrical methods and seismics to work on 17th century colonial sites in New England. I work with the state historical archaeologists of Maine and New Hampshire, Historic New England, and the National Park Service. .

Pedagogically, I am very interested in developing innovative teaching approaches that allow for student success in structural geology.


I teach the following courses:

Physical Geology

Introductory Field Methods

Structural Geology

Environmental Geophysics

Field Camp

Selected Publications

Geophysical Survey of Frazer Point, Acadia National Park, Maine; National Park Service.

Integrated Remote Sensing Survey of the Site of Gridley's Star Fort, Dorchester Heights, Dorchester, MA; National Park Service

Geophysical Studies of the site of the 1607 Popham Colony, Phippsburg, Maine; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Selected Presentations

Sablock, P, L'Abbe-Lindquist, D, and Downs, C.., Integrated Geophysical Studies of a Late 18th Century African-American Homestead in Acadia National Park, GSa Annual Meeting Denver, CO.

Santos, A and Sablock, P., Unknown Soldiers: Locating Lost Graves of 18th & 19th Century Veterans, Council on Undergraduate Research, Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC

Sablock, P, Difficult Targets: Remote Sensing Earthfast Structures at the 17th century Chadbourne Site; SHA, Williamsburg, VA.

Personal Interests

Kayaking, esp. the lakes and streams of Maine. I also enjoy gardening. However, when all is said and done, I most enjoy geologic field work and will use any excuse to get out and mess around with rocks and structures or the gpr unit.