Jonathan A. Hanna, PhD, RPA

This is the personal website of Jonathan Hanna, island archaeologist in Grenada, West Indies, and a founding member of Heritage Research Group Caribbean (HRGC). HRGC is a non-profit consulting firm that advocates for the implementation of historical and archaeological impact assessments in Grenada (and aspirationally all the Windward Islands).

I received my PhD in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2018, after having completed my dissertation on the pre-Columbian archaeology of Grenada, Ancient Human Behavioral Ecology and Colonization in Grenada, West Indies (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 (2010-2013) and later as a Fulbright Scholar (2017-18).

Key Interests: Caribbean archaeology, human behavioral ecology (HBE), remote sensing/GIS, domestic economies, domestic ritual, public archaeology, archaeological prospection, radiocarbon analysis, anthrosols, geochemistry

Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Class Syllabi
Publications: GoogleScholar | ResearchGate


All of the projects on GrenadaArchaeology.com are things I'm involved in, but here are some highlights (mostly broader-impact stuff):
  • see HRGC for main list of projects
  • Petroglyph Path (2018) -- A self-guided rock art tour made with Michael Jessamy, Ministry of Tourism
  • Grenada Heritage Comics (2018) -- A series of comics done with HRGC in collaboration with archaeological Illustrator John Swogger
  • Cataloging the Amerindian Collection at the Grenada National Museum (2017-present)
  • (More to come soon!)

    For more on Grenada's archaeology, visit GrenadaArchaeology.com

  • "Camerhogne: Grenada's Pre-Columbian Heritage"
    (2017 PowerPoint Lecture, with audio)

    Audio recorded: June 22, 2017 | Running time: 1 hr 27 mins


    (links to skip ahead, in separate window):
    Lecture Opening by John Pitt, GNM Operations Manager
    General Introduction to Archaeology
    Introduction to Caribbean Prehistory
    Grenada's Archaeology
    The Potential for Heritage Tourism in Grenada
    Post-lecture Question and Answer Session


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