Jonathan A. Hanna, PhD, RPA

I received my PhD in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2018, where I currently serve as an Adjunct Instructor. My dissertation, Ancient Human Behavioral Ecology and Colonization in Grenada, West Indies focused on the pre-Columbian settlement of Grenada and its implications on regional settlement patterns and chronologies (it is currently under embargo while I publish the chapters but you can email me for a copy). As an anthropological archaeologist in the Caribbean, my research centers on the intersection of human-environmental interaction, conservation and heritage policy, and sustainable economic development. I have spent much of the past decade living and working in Grenada, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later as a Fulbright Scholar.
Key Interests: Caribbean archaeology, human behavioral ecology (HBE), remote sensing/GIS, domestic economies, domestic ritual, public archaeology, radiocarbon analysis, anthrosols, and geochemistry

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Class Syllabi
Penn State Profile

My Projects
All of the projects here on GrenadaArchaeology.com are things I'm involved in, but here are some highlights (mostly broader-impact)

  • Cataloging the Amerindian Collection at the Grenada National Museum (2017-present)
  • Petroglyph Path (2018)
    Self-guided rock art tour made with Michael Jessamy, Ministry of Tourism
  • Grenada Heritage Comics (2018)
    Series of comics done with HRGC in collaboration with archaeological Illustrator John Swogger
  • Heritage Research Group Caribbean (HRGC)
    I am a founding member of HRGC. We advocate for the implementation of historical and archaeological impact assessments (currently just Grenada but aspirationally all the Windward Islands)
  • (More to come soon!)

    Publications: GoogleScholar | ResearchGate


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