Iceland 2013 – Elena Sergienko, Tristan Wright, Ivan Babic, Charlie Peck, Kathleen Affholter, and her students from Pellosippi State in Tennessee.

Iceland 2014 – Ruth Lewis. Kathleen Affholter, Pete Lemiszki, Kristen Muterspaw, Anna Plotkin-Swing, Charlie Peck, and Madie Chakoumakos.

Nicaragua 2014 – Ben Smith, Ivan Babic, George Crowson, Deeksha Srinath, Tara Urner, Charlie Peck, Ruth Lewis, Kristen Muterspaw, and Sadie Coughlin-Prego.

Iceland 2016 – The last year of “pure” student/faculty research. Kristen Muterspaw, Tara Urner, Gail Clark, Deeksha Srinath, Nic Arnold, Erin “birthday girl” Lewis, and Charlie Peck. 

Iceland 2017 – Our first year as an Earlham EPIC program, Emmett’s first year as a co-leader, and our first time with a larger group (n = 12). It also contains the best picture ever taken of Gail Clark, our intrepid wilderness/outdoor education leader. Earlham’s Marketing Department, in the persons of Mark Brim and Susanna Tanner, shadowed us for a few days and made a short video about our work.

Iceland 2018 – This year’s EPIC program was our largest group, two 9 passenger vans plus a mini SUV; never again at that scale. On the plus side it was our first year taking survey data and soil samples at Stod, an early Norse archaeological site in the Eastfjords.

Iceland 2019 – Our focus was on data collection at Solheimajokull, Stod, and Skalanes; soil (16S and ancient DNA), and lots of aerial imagery. Given how we spent 2020 this turned-out to be very fortuitous, we had a variety of material to work with while waiting for the pandemic to end. This was also the year RUV television interviewed us while we were working at Stod.

Iceland 2021 – A small student/faculty research group focused on near-earth surveying, supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society (Earlham’s press release). Craig Earley, Emmett Smith, Tamara Blagojevic, Davit Kvartskhava, Dung (Kate) Nguyen, Charlie Peck, and Pyone Win.