Archaeology: Co-Director and Associate Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
Anthropology: Associate Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
Special Interests: Maya Archaeology, Formative Mesoamerica, Community Organization, Architecture, Ritual, Writing, Quantitative Methods, Social Network Analysis, GIS
Dr. Jessica Munson joined the Department of Anthropology/Sociology 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.
Munson, Jessica. From metaphors to practice: Operationalizing network concepts for archaeological stratigraphy. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 22(2): 428-460.
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.
Aoyama, Kazuo and Jessica Munson. Ancient Maya obsidian exchange and chipped stone production at Caobal, Guatemala. Mexicon 34(2): 34-42.
Munson, Jessica and Martha J. Macri. Sociopolitical network interactions: A case study of the Classic Maya. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28(4): 424-438.