Jessica Munson

Jessica Munson

Education:

A.B., Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Contact Information:

Campus Post Office Box 2
munson@lycoming.edu
Personal Website

Archaeology and Culture of the Ancient Near East: Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology

Sociology/Anthropology: Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology

Special Interests: Maya Archaeology, Formative Mesoamerica, Community Organization, Architecture, Ritual, Writing, Quantitative Methods, Social Network Analysis, GIS

Dr. Jessica Munson joined the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and Archaeology Program at Lycoming College in 2015 after holding previous postdoctoral positions at University of California Davis and Simon Fraser University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2012. Currently, she is the director for the Altar de Sacrificios Archaeological Project in Petén, Guatemala supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Selected Publications:

2015
Munson, Jessica. From metaphors to practice: Operationalizing network concepts for archaeological stratigraphy. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 22(2): 428-460.

2014
Munson, Jessica, Viviana Amati, Mark Collard, and Martha Macri. Classic Maya bloodletting and the cultural evolution of religious ritual: Quantifying patterns of variation in hieroglyphic texts. PLoS One 9(9): e107982.

2012
Aoyama, Kazuo and Jessica Munson. Ancient Maya obsidian exchange and chipped stone production at Caobal, Guatemala. Mexicon 34(2): 34-42.

2009
Munson, Jessica and Martha J. Macri. Sociopolitical network interactions: A case study of the Classic Maya. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28(4): 424-438.