Jordan T. Chapman is a first year Ph.D. student at UGA, studying anthropology and geology. His areas of expertise include geoarchaeology, archaeometry, and historical archaeology. His research examines power dynamics on Georgia Coast plantations using material methods such as X-Ray Fluorescence analysis and Neutron Activation. He also examines how power dynamics are expressed spatially using geographical information systems. He has conducted archaeological excavations in Israel and geological surveys in the Western US. He received his undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University in Anthropology and Geosciences, with a minor in Geography. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Chapman examined human remains from the Copan, Honduras using radiocarbon to asses the Mayan collapse. Jordan T. Chapman currently works in the Archaeometry and XRF Sample Analysis Lab preparing and analyzing sedimentary and ceramic samples.
In his free time, Jordan likes to play sports, video games and binge watches TV and movies.
Radiocarbon AMS Facility