Through completion of his M.A at Texas State University, Matthew Colvin assisted excavations at several monumental sites within the American Southeast and developed an interest in the social implications of mound building. Currently he is a Doctoral candidate in the anthropology department at the University of Georgia and also works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Radiocarbon Preparation Lab here at CAIS. His primary research examines the entangled relationship between co-residence and monumental architecture among hunter-gatherer groups. Looking specifically within the south-central Florida interior, he is seeking to identify patterns of occupation and how these relate to the construction and use of monuments. Colvin’s research greatly benefits from his experiences within the Radiocarbon Preparation Lab due to his additional focus on further refining the chronology of the region through extensive radiocarbon dating.
Radiocarbon AMS Facility