This is the website of Jonathan Hanna, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Penn State University.
Things are a bit messy at the moment, so please check back soon for further updates.
About Me: Broadly-speaking, my research interests center on circum-Caribbean ancient human ecology,
particularly the early colonization of the Lesser Antilles (Grenada) and Classic Maya commoners (Belize).
My dissertation focuses on the pre-Columbian settlement of Grenada and its implications on regional settlement patterns and chronologies
(see "My Project" link below for more).
Key Interests: Caribbean and Mesoamerican archaeology, human behavioral ecology (HBE),
remote sensing/GIS, domestic economies, domestic ritual, public archaeology, radiocarbon analysis, anthrosols, geochemistry, and paleoethnobotany.
Publications: GoogleScholar | ResearchGate
Penn State Profile
Audio recorded: June 22, 2017
Running time: 1hr 27 mins
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The Archaeological Site Inventory (ASIG) is a web-database of all archaeological sites in Grenada, West Indies. This includes all known pre-Columbian sites and a growing section of historical sites (in progress). The content has been synthesized by Jonathan Hanna (Penn State), Michael Jessamy (Ministry of Tourism), and John Angus Martin (Leiden University).
The first ASIG (1.0) was an MS-Access database associated with a 2017 report by Jonathan Hanna (link below). With the help of Dr. Rob Olendorf at Penn State, the database was converted into a web-database (ASIG 2.0), which will continue to be updated for the foreseeable future.
NOTE: These sites are extremely vulnerable to theft and vandalism. The more people that visit them and take a few ceramic sherds for themselves, the less information will be known about that site-- permanently. As the late Peter Harris recommended, we must not only maintain site records, but also, "a system which limits access to individuals who can demonstrate bona fide concern for local archaeological heritage," (Harris 2001:13, note 10)....But there is a need for public education and basic information about Grenada's heritage resources. Thus, basic information about these sites is made available here.
For further information or to gain additional access, please contact:
Admin: Jonathan Hanna